According to the Boston Herald, Celtics coach Doc Rivers was quite impressed with the debut of former Thunder starting center Krstic.
When Krstic pulled down two offensive rebounds on the team's first possession, Rivers reportedly turned to assistant coach Lawrence Frank and asked, “Does he do that all the time?”
Frank, who coached Krstic during his early days, replied: “If he did, I'd still be in New Jersey.”
Perkins on Tuesday wouldn't make any bold predictions about the future of the Thunder. But he certainly was encouraged with the team's core.
“I just think the sky's the limit,” Perkins said. “Guys come in, they work hard; young guys at that. It's very seldom you see young guys that's 21, 22 that work they way they do and care about the game the way they care about the game. I'm not going to sit up here and make any promises. I know we're going to be good. But whether we're going to be great, that's on us.”
Kendrick Perkins: “One thing I don't miss about Boston is the weather. I ain't gon' lie about that.”