Our boy Drucci is at it again, this time with a video tribute to Kendrick Perkins.
I really don't want to dwell on the Perk trade too much because what's done is done. But I do feel like one notion needs to be cleared up now before it goes any further.
Kendrick Perkins is not coming back to Boston. I know he's said he doesn't see himself anywhere but here. I know he's said he's "A Celtic". But Boston traded away any realistic shot at him being here long term.
The only way the C's, who are over the cap significantly, could have given Perk the money he wanted was to use the Bird Rights clause to go over the cap to keep him. Now that he's gone, the Bird Rights go with him to OKC. If the Celtics want to make any attempt to sign him over the summer, they'll only have the mid-level exception…. somewhere around $6 million a year… to offer. And that's IF the MLE exists in the new collective bargaining agreement. There's no guarantee of that at all.
So those of you holding out hope that Perk will be back as a free agent… I'm sorry. Its best that you accept it now that's he's gone. And while you never know what's going to happen down the road with trades or whatnot… Perk is not coming back this summer. It's time to move on.