Kendrick Perkins C NOP 2 months ago

Perkins played just three minutes in the NBA finals and it was in the Game 4 blowout loss. After coming to the Thunder, he averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 9.8 minutes.

Perkins does not have a contract for 2015-16, so his time in Cleveland is likely done. At one point in his career, he was a defensive enforcer and won a championship with the Celtics. The 12-year veteran could sign on with a team looking for a low-post, defensive presence.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 3 months ago

Perkins played two minutes and had two boards in the win over Chicago on Thursday.

Perkins played two minutes in each of the last three games. He scores two points in the series and may not play much in the Eastern Conference finals.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 4 months ago

Perkins was involved in a domestic altercation with his wife early Wednesday morning, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Police were called to Perkins' home Wednesday morning after a 911 caller reported seeing Perkins' wife striking him as he was attempting to enter a vehicle. When police arrived, both Perkins and his wife were sitting in the vehicle and neither had visible injuries. No charges were filed and neither were taken into custody, so it's unclear whether Perkins will face any discipline from the Cavaliers or the league. At this point, it seems likely he'll be available for Thursday's Game 6 in Chicago.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 4 months ago

Perkins played two scoreless minutes (0-3 FG) with a block in the win over Chicago on Tuesday.

Perkins is getting token minutes. He took advantage of his opportunity by taking more than a shot per minute.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 4 months ago

Perkins played two minutes and scored two points (1-1 FG) with a rebounds in the win over Chicago on Sunday.

Perkins has not played much in the playoffs, but he is a big body for coach David Blatt to play against the Bulls. He won't get enough playing time to make fantasy mark.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 4 months ago

Coach David Blatt indicated that Perkins will see increased minutes in Round 2, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

It seems unlikely that Perkins plays a major role this series, but in the absence of Kevin Love he could be forced into action if Tristan Thompson or Timofey Mozgov get into foul trouble. Perkins played only six total minutes in the Cavs' first round series, logging as many turnovers and fouls (three) as points.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 4 months ago

Perkins will not be suspended for his shove on Boston's Jae Crowder on Sunday, TNT's David Aldridge reports.

Perkins overtly shoved Crowder while setting a screen during Sunday's Game 4, a play that earned him a flagrant-1. The league has since upgraded the foul to a flagrant-2 while also assessing a $15,000 fine.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 4 months ago

Perkins has played a total of two minutes through the first three games against the Celtics.

Perkins was able to see extended minutes on the court over the final four games of the regular season but that playing time was deceiving since the Cavaliers went into rest mode and emptied their bench ahead of their playoff campaign. With that, the 30-year-old is not expected to see significant minutes moving forward unless a game gets out of reach one way or another.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 6 months ago

Perkins was held to just two minutes of action for his second straight game Thursday, and picked up two fouls without scoring a point before being removed from the game.

Perkins has only been with the Cavaliers for a few days after they signed him following his trade from the Thunder to the Jazz. Perkins didn't play at all with the Jazz before being bought out by them. It's unlikely that Perkins plays any more than a minor bench role for the Cavaliers, and doesn't hold much fantasy value.

Kendrick Perkins C NOP 6 months ago

Perkins made his Cavalier debut with two points and two fouls in two minutes in the win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

Perkins is just another big body off of the Cavalier bench. He likely will not take minutes away from Tristan Thompson. He could be a decent one-game rebounding flyer from time to time, depending on the Cavs' match up.