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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thunder Injury Update: Kendrick Perkins strains quad, to be reevaluated in two weeks

By on 9/27/2014 11:24:00 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without starting center Kendrick Perkins. Due to a strained quad, Perkins will miss the beginning of training camp general manger Sam Presti told reporters on Thursday. He will be reevaluated in two weeks.

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Perkins, who started all 62 games in which he appeared last season, will likely be replaced by Steven Adams if Perkins is to miss any game-time. Adams, who made the All-Rookie Second Team last season, started 20 games in place of Perkins, and filled in admirably. Adams averaged 3.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in just about 15 minutes a game in his rookie year.

This upcoming season is crucial for Perkins, as he hopes to get back on the court as soon as possible and not miss too much of camp. He is headed into the final year of his contract, and with Adams improving and lurking behind him, Perkins will be fighting for a job with the Thunder for next season.

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