* Locker room name tags already were in place for each of the newcomers. Kendrick Perkins got Morris Peterson's old locker; Nate Robinson got Jeff Green's; and Nazr Mohammed got Nenad Krstic's.
* Customized jerseys for Perkins (No. 5), Robinson (No. 3) and Mohammed (No. 8) are available inside Oklahoma City Arena and also online at thunder.nba.com.
* Jerseys of Green, Krstic, Peterson and D.J. White have been taken off the racks.
* The Thunder edited its pre-game video to include the three newcomers while removing all four departures and adding some updated action shots of other players.
* There has been an uptick in on-line sales of the Rumble doll since forward Serge Ibaka used it as a prop in the All-Star dunk contest.
The Thunder added Perkins to combat a massive LA lineup underneath the basket, and the Lakers certainly took note.
"He's a champion," Ron Artest said of Perkins, who won the world title with the Celtics in 2008. "Any time you've got a champion, it's a problem. Anytime you've got a champion on your team and you've got future stars and players who want to be champions, that's a potential problem."
The 6-foot-10, 280-pound Perkins matches up well against 7-foot, 285-pound Lakers center Andrew Bynum. They have met in two of the last three NBA Finals.
"They're going to be expecting the Perkins option to do a good defensive job against Pau and myself," Bynum said. "I guess that's going to be his role here, and we look forward to playing him again."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson is curious himself. "We'll have to wait and see," Jackson said. "It's going to be real interesting to see how they come along with that."
Sunday's auction/raffle for Oklahoma City police officer Chad Peery raised $13,600. Peery was seriously injured off-duty, trying to break up a fight while watching a Thunder game on Feb. 15. Peery reportedly suffered a broken neck and is paralyzed from the shoulders down.