Before even playing a game for the Oklahoma City Thunder, newly acquired center Kendrick Perkins has signed a contract extension.
The Oklahoman first reported that Perkins signed the contract, while Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the deal is for four years and $34.8 million. The deal also includes bonus clauses, according to Wojnarowski, that can increase his pay.
Perkins turned down a four-year, $22 million offer from the Celtics earlier this year, a decision that likely played a large factor in his being shipped out of town last week with Nate Robinson in exchange for Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green.
"[The Celtics] offered me four years, but it was closer to like $22 million," Perkins told CSNNE.com at the beginning of February. "You talking four years, $30 million! Shoot, that's different. That's a big difference."
Perkins is currently sidelined with a knee injury. He's expected to be able to make his Thunder debut this month.
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