Kendrick Perkins never had an issue getting attention on the court. The only problem was, it wasn't always for the right reasons.
In the first half of last season, Perkins was a technical foul magnet. He became better known for his emotions rather than his game. Perkins entered this season, however, with a new attitude.
After dropping 15 pounds this summer, he gained something else – a new-found focus on the court.