The Boston Celtics are not having an ideal start to their 2018-19 season. They currently sit at 11-10 and are currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference as of Thursday.
Boston is looking for extra help, and former center Kendrick Perkins is letting the team that his services are available. During an interview at TD Garden on Wednesday night to honor former teammate Paul Pierce, Perkins revealed that he's open to playing under ten day contracts and would love to retire a Celtic.
Then general manager Danny Ainge said he was contacted by Perkins, but added he doesn't think he would be a good fit for the team...for now.
Danny Ainge to @Toucherandrich on the potential of signing Kendrick Perkins: "I don't think it's a good fit for our team right now. You never know what happens over the course of a season. We have a lot of bigs...some we really like we can't even find time for." #Celtics— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) November 29, 2018
Perkins was selected by Ainge in the 2003 NBA Draft, where he played nine seasons with the Celtics, winning one hampionship. He was ultimately traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2011.
Star point guard Kyrie Irving has been begging for a veteran presence on the team, and his former Cavaliers teammate from 2015 could provide just that. Perkins has stated that even when playing against the Celtics in this past playoff with the Cavaliers brought back great memories when returning to Boston as a visitor.
While Ainge shot down any thought of bringing in Perkins as of now, that can change as the season progresses.