Perkins signs contract extension with Oklahoma City

Just a week after being traded by the Boston Celtics, Kendrick Perkins signed a multiyear contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team announced on Tuesday.

Prior to the trade, Perkins had turned down the Celtics preliminary offer, which he told was close to $22 million over four years. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Perkins' deal with the Thunder is worth $34.8 million over four years.

“We had a unique opportunity to enter into discussions with Kendrick to solidify his future with our organization,” the Thunder's executive vice-president and general manager, Sam Presti, said in a statement. “We are pleased to know that he will be a part of our core group now and in the future. Kendrick’s blue-collar, team-first approach aligns with the vision we hold for building a sustainable team in the Oklahoma City community.”
As we mentioned after the trade went down, Perk was willing to take less to stay in Boston (4 yrs/30 mil), but Ainge it seemed simply preferred Jeff Green or didn't believe Perk's word that he would sign for that amount in the Summer. Seeing Perkins agree to this below market amount just days after joining the Thunder you can put to rest the nonsense spin that was put out that Perk was going to ask for too much. If Perk was willing to accept 34.8 million from the Thunder, I'm sure he would have signed with Boston for 30 million.