A new team — and an unlikely one at that — is making a run at topping the wrong kind of list: NBA Roster Most in Trouble With the Law. “Mad Face” Kendrick Perkins was arrested on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges on Friday.
Quick Analysis: A couple fun little factoids coming out of this one. Not only is this the second Thunder player arrested on alcohol related charges in as many months, but it’s Kendrick Perkins, which means that both players traded from Boston have now spent some quality time down at the station. In the history of the NBA, I don’t ever remember a trade manifesting itself as such a lose-lose. Usually one team comes out better for it, and sometimes both teams are better off. But really, truly, the Perkins/Green trade has sucked just as much for OKC as it has for the highly publicized Celts. Perkins was supposed to be that missing piece. Not even close, on a number of fronts
But now that walking around looking angry for 3 years has garnered Perk major coin for astonishingly little production, he’s got his work cut out for him. And skipping out on your own camp’s celebrity basketball game, while getting thrown out of a club and arrested in the process, isn’t going to make his stay in OKC any easier.
I’ve long felt Perkins was one of the more overrated players in the league. He’s relatively undersized. He’s possibly the worst offensive player in the NBA. Can’t shoot a freethrow. And now has this to deal with.
While Nate Robinson is out pissing in the neighbor’s fitzers, Perk better get his act together. OKC can smell a championship. I don’t think they’ll have a problem getting rid of any one player who poses a distraction to that goal.