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Kendrick Perkins Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Le’Dale Kendrick Perkins was born on the 10th November 1984, in Nederland, Texas, USA. He is a basketball player, a member of New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. He is 2.08 m high, 120 kg weight and plays in the position of the centre. He won the NBA champion title in 2008 with the Boston Celtics. Kendrick Perkins has been playing basketball professionally since 2003.
How rich is the professional basketball player? It has been estimated by sources that the total size of Kendrick Perkins’ net worth is as much as $35 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.
Kendrick Perkins Net Worth $35 Million
To begin with, he was raised in Catholic household, serving as an altar boy in his childhood. Perkins matriculated from Clifton J. Ozen High School in Beaumont, in 2003, having been the driver of the team in four local championships and one state championship. In these four years, Perkins statistical average was 27.4 points, 16.8 rebounds and 7.8 blocked shots per game. In 2003, he was selected for the McDonald’s All American game with the best players of the same age in the USA. The same year he could have enrolled at the University of Memphis – instead he opted for a direct passage into the NBA.
Perkins rising net worth began when he was chosen 27th in the first round of NBA draft 2003 by the Memphis Grizzlies, but with Marcus Banks was immediately traded to the Boston Celtics’for their selections Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones. In his rookie season he only played in a few games and for a few minutes, a total of 35 minutes in the whole season, making 14 points. In the 2004 – 2005 season, he had more court time during the regular season, only being set aside during the play-offs because of his lack of experience. In the following season, after an intensive summer training program, his playing time more than doubled compared to the previous season, playing some of the best matches of his career so far, often realizing the double-double, ending the match with more than 10 points and 10 rebounds. In 2008 he became an NBA champion with the Celtics, and in 2009 – 2010 season he was one of the leading players along with Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace and Glen Davis, Celtics Vintage and the road to the title was only stopped in the finals by the Los Angeles Lakers. Perkins, however, did not score so well but was praised for his excellent defensive qualities, often limiting the dominant Lakers players Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.
During this season Kendrick was injured seriously, but in 2011, after seven months of absence, Kendrick was back on the court, in the victory against Cleveland. The same year, during the last day of the NBA market, he was exchanged along with Nate Robinson, for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstić of the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he had moderate success over four seasons, until in 2015 the player was transferred to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Enes Kanter, but then signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which lost in the NBA finals 2015. In the middle of 2015, Perkins signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, where he remains but having lost three months with another, pectoral injury during the season.
Finally, in the personal life of the basketball player, he married Vanity Alpough in 2009, and they have a son.