Kendrick Perkins is finally healthy enough to be back on the court working out with the Celtics. Perkins is seven months removed from the devastating knee injury he suffered last June during the NBA Finals.
Perkins has stated that he expects to be back just before the All Star game. An official timeline has not been set and we would expect the Celtics to be over cautious with him. The C’s are managing at the moment and could better use his services down the stretch and into the playoffs.
“I’m thinking right before the All-Star Break I will get a few games in, but maybe a little sooner than that. Things are going well. I haven’t had any setbacks or anything like that.” Said Perkins.
The Celtics are 28th overall in the NBA with 38.9 rebounds per game and could use another reliable inside presence. Perkins may not be as flashy in the paint as other centers in the NBA, but his ability to clog the lane and disrupt shots is what makes him a key contributor and grossly undervalued.
Perkins is entering the last year of his contract and has a lot to prove heading into the offseason both on and off the court.