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#pounditMonday, December 6, 2021

Report: Cavaliers likely to add Kendrick Perkins

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:

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.


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