Kendrick Perkins
C FA
1 month ago

The Cavaliers waived Perkins on Saturday to finalize their 15-man roster, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins reportedly showed up to camp in terrific shape, but a loaded roster left him as the odd-man out. If interested, the veteran big man will likely be able to find a landing spot with another team. He averaged 4.0 points and 3.7 boards across 12.1 minutes in three exhibition games for the Cavs.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 months ago

Perkins' training camp contract with the Cavaliers appears to be safe after the team opted to waive rookie JaCorey Williams to make room for Dwyane Wade, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though it appeared likely Perkins' contract would be on the chopping block with Wade's arrival, his deal is at least safe through training camp. The team will have to make some moves to get down to 15 men before the start of the regular season, however, so his role on the team may be re-visited at that time.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 months ago

Perkins will likely be cut by the Cavaliers before the start of the season, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cavs reached an agreement with Dwyane Wade on Tuesday, and the addition of the veteran means the team will need to clear a roster spot. Parting ways with Perkins would make room for Wade in camp, though Cleveland will need to make another move before the regular season to trim the roster to 15 players. Perkins, who did not play in the NBA last season, joined the Cavs on a camp deal on Sept. 21.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 months ago

Perkins will sign a training camp deal with the Cavaliers, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 12-year veteran's last NBA action came during the 2015-16 season with the Pelicans, where he averaged a meager 2.5 points and 3.5 rebounds across 14.6 minutes. He'll join the Cavaliers in an attempt to make a comeback, but is unlikely to make the final roster. That said, even if he does make the team, Perkins will be nothing more than a mentor to the younger players on the roster and wouldn't be a viable fantasy option.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 years ago

Perkins failed to score, but collected four rebounds, one assist, and one block in Monday's 121-116 loss to the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins took only a single shot in his 17 minutes of court time. The 31-year-old was one of only eight active players for the Pelicans and the only big they had available to come off the bench. He is averaging 17.7 minutes per game during the month of April, but only averaging 3.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 years ago

Perkins was ejected from Friday's loss to the Trail Blazers after clotheslining Damian Lillard midway through the fourth quarter, finishing the night with zero points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 18 minutes off the bench.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins caught Lillard from behind right under the chin as the Portland point guard was cutting into the paint, and while it may have been unintentional, the fact that Perkins had been butting heads with Mason Plumlee just prior to the incident and may have been looking for retaliation certainly factored into the Flagrant 2 call. Lillard appeared to be uninjured and finished the game, but Perkins could still face additional discipline from the league.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 years ago

Perkins provided eight rebounds, three steals, and one assist in 22 minutes during the Pelicans' 100-95 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins took Alexis Ajinca's spot in the starting lineup. Though Perkins went scoreless, it wasn't an awful performance, and it's possible he will earn another start on Thursday versus the Spurs. Nevertheless, Perkins is way past his prime, and there are likely a plethora of better options available on most waiver wires.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 years ago

Perkins will start in Wednesday's game against the Rockets, John Reid of the Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins will be replacing Alexis Ajinca in the lineup due to coach Alvin Gentry's decision. Gentry cited Ajinca's struggle with too many fouls as the reason for the change. Perkins will likely see and increase in minutes and could remain in the starting lineup for more than just Wednesday's tilt.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 years ago

Coach Alvin Gentry intends to give Perkins more playing time during the two-week absence of Omer Asik (ankle), John Reid of the Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fellow center Alexis Ajinca will move into the starting lineup in place of Asik, and so it seems that Perkins will only marginally benefit from added playing time. In fact, the 31-year-old has seen action in just two of the last 20 games, suggesting his new role on the team may not even amount to 10 minutes per game.

Kendrick Perkins
C FA
2 years ago

Perkins (coach's decision) didn't play in Monday's 110-95 loss to the Grizzlies.

EDGE Analysis

Since the calendar turned to 2016, Perkins has appeared in just two of the Pelicans' 15 games. Perkins will need an injury to either Omer Asik or Alexis Ajinca before he even joins the rotation.