Report: Cavaliers likely to add Kendrick Perkins
The Cleveland Cavaliers sent six players packing on Thursday and added four back, meaning they have a couple of roster spots to fill. According to one report, Kendrick Perkins is a player they’re expected to add to the team.
The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported the news about Perkins:
Strong expectation in Cleveland that one of the Cavaliers’ soon-to-open roster spots — barring any more trades — will be filled by Kendrick Perkins
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018
Perkins, 33, has not played in the NBA since 2015-16 when he spent 37 games with the Pelicans. He was acquired by the Cavaliers in a trade from Oklahoma City the year before.
Perkins has a relationship with the Cavs in part due to his previous stint with the team. He joined the team for their training camp this season, was offered a spot on Ty Lue’s coaching staff, and he ultimately played for the team’s G-League team.
Perkins should be able to provide size and veteran leadership for the Cavs, which suddenly have a completely reshaped roster.