Today we found out what amount the Celtics lost Kendrick Perkins over. It should be noted that the Celtics hands were tied, currently. Boston’s salary cap restraints were too severe to offer Perkins, what he deemed, a market value contract.

The Celtics early February offer was first rumored to be in the area of $30M. That rumored number later came down to the $22 – 24M area. This table shows the breakdown of the two offers:

It doesn’t seem like too big of a difference, in a way. However, over the course of just five years — that $2.7M per year — ends up making Kendrick nearly $11M more in total.

This only leaves one question left to be answered — did Perkins break a smile after signing a $34.8M contract?

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