Quote of the day: Kendrick Perkins hears MVP chants in his head

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Perk on getting a standing ovation in the first quarter:

“It felt good. I thought I heard a couple MVP chants.” I told him I didn’t hear any of those. “Yeah, neither did I. Just in my head.”

—Kendrick Perkins, via Royce Young at Daily Thunder.

As Royce said, Perk is the best.

Perkins has slid out of the starting lineup this year, with Steven Adams getting those key minutes (as he should, their offense is better with him). But when Perkins is a free agent next summer he’s going to get a pay cut ($9.4 million is a bit steep) but don’t be shocked if the Thunder bring Perkins back. They like him.