Presti says Kendrick Perkins strained a quad muscle and will be reevaluated in two weeks. So he'll miss some of camp.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) September 25, 2014
We know that the Thunder organization is tight-lipped when it comes to disclosing injuries, so it is difficult to say if this is going to have any impact on the start of the season, which is now almost a month away.
The situation could definitely hinder Perkins, who is entering the final year of his current contract, set to pay him $9.4 million this season. If he begins the year injured while 2nd year center Steven Adams gets the start, Perkins may be in for a long season as the highly paid backup. He had already seen his minutes scaled back last season, practically splitting the center position with Adams as the season went on.
Perkins is likely going to be used best as a situational defender, so this could be a blessing in disguise for OKC if they can save Perkins' legs for the playoffs while grooming Adams.
We will follow the story as it develops.