Archive - Jun 17, 2010
It took about five years for Kendrick Perkins to make his impact for the Boston Celtics.
The Texan was the typical prep-to-pro center, not at all ready physically or mentally for the rigors of the NBA when he entered the league at 18 years old. Slowly, he developed into one of the toughest players in the league, a physical force who nullifies the best post players in the league on a regular basis.
2010/11 Detroit Pistons Payroll: $51.4 million
2010/11 NBA Salary Cap: $56.1 million
Roughly: $4.7 million under cap