Posted by Decker on February 7th, 2011
Kendrick Perkins recently rejected a four-year deal from the Celtics that was worth roughly $30 million. But there is no way that the Celtics should budge with Perkins. The Celtics have a very old team, and their window to win only spans a couple more seasons. After that, it will be Rajon Rondo, and essentially, nothing. But who is to say that Perkins should be part of that? He has always had the benefit of playing with four all-stars in the lineup. On top of that, he is coming off of an ACL tear, and has not exactly shined (although understandable) since being back.
The CBA is expiring soon in the NBA, just like in the NFL. Contracts could drastically change, as the way contracts are structured are virtually unknown. Who is to say that Perkins will be able to get that type of contract in the off-season? Especially since he was just injured, I would bet that he would not get that kind of offer. If he does not want to take a generous offer, from a top team, in a good city to live in, then Boston should let him walk.