Start of the NBA season could be in doubt for Kendrick Perkins.
Oklahoma City Thunder centre Kendrick Perkins is facing assault charges stemming from an alleged incident outside a nightclub in Houston.
The Oklahoman reports the NBA veteran has been filed with a misdemeanor charge along with his brother-in-law Quincy Alpough.
“Perkins, who is accused of punching a woman and her brother, posted a $1,000 bond Thursday morning,” the newspaper said.
“We were made aware of the allegations,” said Thunder general manager Sam Presti in a statement.
“It is something we take seriously and are gathering more information. We will have no further comment at this time.”
The report into the incident claims there was an motor vehicle accident at the scene after which a fight broken out involving men and women.
The incident will put even more pressure on Perkins to have a stellar impact on the court this season after being well below his best in 2012-13.
Despite playing a career-high 78 games last season he only averaged 4.2 points a game and a mere 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks a game.
Not figures that are normally associated with a player in the Thunder team for his physical presence under the rim.
With Russell Westbrook suffering a setback in his return from injury, Perkins’ off-court indicdent if the last thing the Thunder need as they prepare to try and crack the tough Western Conference this season.