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Report: Heat may target Kendrick Perkins in free agency

Posted By Paul Flannery On February 5, 2011 @ 12:30 pm In General | 4 Comments

The NBA is facing massive uncertainty once the season ends if the owners decide to lockout the players, as expected. A new collective bargaining agreement would almost certainly re-write the rules on free agency, but one thing is clear from the Celtics perspective: Kendrick Perkins will be very much in demand.

In his latest After the Buzzer column, Yahoo columnist Marc Spears writes [1] that a source expects the Miami Heat to make a run at Perkins once he hits free agency. That would make sense for the Heat who lack a big man compliment to Chris Bosh on their frontline. Under the current rules Miami would only be able to offer the mid-level exception, while the Celtics would be able to offer Perkins whatever they want to retain his services.

Either way, Perkins will be in demand as a 26-year-old center with proven rebounding and defensive skills.


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