Kendrick Perkins, at 6-foot-10, is a tall guy. But after shedding some weight this offseason, he’s suddenly a very slim guy, as well.
Perkins showed up to Thunder training camp looking much lighter than the 280 pounds he’s listed at. According to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s official Twitter page, the 27-year-old big man lost 32 pounds.
“I feel 100 percent right now, but gonna take it one day at a time,” Perkins said.
The former Celtic was, of course, dealt to the Thunder prior to last season’s trade deadline along with Nate Robinson for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, a 2012 first-round draft pick and cash. He then signed a four-year contract extension.
Perkins has always been know for his physical toughness in the paint, but his trimmed-down frame could allow him to get up and down the floor easier in the fast-paced Thunder offense. It should also help alleviate some of the pressure put on his knees, which he’s sustained injuries to over the years.
Check out the slender Perkins in the photo below.
Photo via Twitter/okcthunder