Maybe you’re like me, maybe you were wondering what Kendrick Perkins is doing with the Canton Charge in the NBA G League. After all, the G League isn’t exactly known for its four-time NBA finalists who started for an NBA championship team, have 565 career NBA starts and nearly $60 million in career earnings (which Perkins is). At least, other than those who are on a rehab assignment (which Perkins isn’t). With that in mind, it’s understandable that Perkins’ presence in the G League would raise some eyebrows. Other than Emeka Okafor, he’s easily the biggest name in the developmental league this season. So here are some questions and answers that will hopefully help us get to the bottom of this. 1. Why didn't Kendrick Perkins just retire? Perkins didn’t play in the 2016-17 season. As noted above, he had accomplished quite a bit over 15 seasons since entering the league straight out of Clifton J. Ozen High School in Texas. Sure, he’s less than two months older than LeBron James, but why not call it a career? “That never was an option. It was either give this a shot to get back in or go overseas,” he said. “I feel like I’m still competing at an NBA level. At the end of the day I came down here to keep pushing and just take it one day at a time.”
What is Kendrick Perkins doing in the NBA G League with the Canton Charge?
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Dec 28