Oklahoma City Thunder report card: Breaking down Kendrick Perkins' season

by Darnell Mayberry Published: May 27, 2013

Finishing: D. Perkins shot a career-low 45.7 percent, but that's only the beginning of the story of his struggles finishing plays. His work around the basket was worse than it's ever been. He shot just 49.7 percent from less than five feet, down from 60.8 percent a year ago. Only 17 players shot a lower percentage when attempting at least 100 shots from that range. None of those 17 players were centers. Perkins was sandwiched between Leandro Barbosa and Marco Belinelli.

Passing: A. He averaged a career-high 1.4 assists this season. Nearly 84 percent of his career-high 111 assists led to baskets by Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka. Perk developed a nice connection with Ibaka and was great more often than not with making the extra pass.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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