Do you think it’s time the Thunder replaced Kendrick Perkins? When they got him he was one of the best defensive centers in the NBA and he definitely helped push them over the edge, but nowadays I feel his contribution is almost non-existent and he makes so many mistakes on the court. The Thunder have been good, but I would dare say it has been in spite of, not due to his contribution. Who would you think would be a realistic and successful replacement for the big guy? Who’s a really good, unhearelded defensive center? Marcin Gortat too expensive? Timofey Mozgov? Jason Smith? Joel Anthony? Is Ekpe Udoh still playing? (I honestly don’t know the answer to that)
It’s true that Perk isn’t the player that he once was and I think Sam Presti should do his due diligence and see if he can add a veteran center.
Marcin Gortat is too expensive and Jason Smith is out for the year after undergoing knee surgery.
Timofey Mozgov is having a career-year and playing well off of Denver’s bench, so the Nuggets would probably want a decent amount back for him. If he’s attainable for the Thunder, he would be a great addition.
Ekpe Udoh is still playing, he’s a reserve on the Milwaukee Bucks and he could be a realistic option since the Bucks are willing to move almost anyone on their roster right now. I’m just not sure if he’s the answer. Working with the Thunder may help him develop further, but he hasn’t made that leap to become a starting-caliber like everyone expected him to when he was drafted.
Maybe Andris Biedrins? Just kidding.