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Kendrick Perkins | Center | #5

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 270
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (27) / MEM
Contract: view contract details

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Kendrick Perkins is attempting an NBA comeback and hopes to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Perkins last played for the Pelicans in April of 2016 but has been working out in hopes of getting one last cup of coffee in the league. "I’m still trying to get back in. I’ve been working two-a-days over the last couple of months. Just been going hard... Just trying to get back in and see what it do. One more push." Even if Perkins were to get picked up by OKC or another team, he would have no fantasy value. Feb 17 - 10:20 AM

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The Pelicans are likely to allow Kendrick Perkins to depart via free agency, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Perkins is an absolute non-factor when it comes to fantasy hoops. Unless, of course, you play in a points league where scowls and technicals are two of the categories.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Kendrick Perkins was ejected from Friday's game vs. Portland after picking up a flagrant 2 foul for clotheslining Damian Lillard.

The play can be viewed in the link below, and the ejection was obviously warranted. Perkins will end his night with zero points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 18 minutes. He's not a fantasy option in almost any setting.
Source: CSN NW
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 10:09:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Jazz and scored two points with five boards in 13 minutes.

Omer Asik (ankle) returned to action in this one, so Perkins' role is going to be very limited moving forward. He's basically just a locker-room guy in New Orleans, so leave him on the wire.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 09:45:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins started at center vs. Houston on Wednesday but finished scoreless with eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in 22 minutes of action.

The Rockets have been relatively stingy vs. opposing centers recently, but there is no matchup in the NBA that would make Perkins an appealing option. The veteran is filling in as a stop-gap until Omer Asik returns, and will continue splitting minutes with Alexis Ajinca -- there's no fantasy value to be found here.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins will start against the Rockets on Wednesday night.

Well, that's an interesting move against Dwight Howard. This move is more about how poorly Alexis Ajinca has played and Perkins shouldn't see more than 20 minutes.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 06:45:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins played 20 minutes with two points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers against the Wolves on Saturday.

His 20 minutes is a bigger knock on Alexis Ajinca than anything else. Perkins looked like he put on some weight over the break and 20 minutes is probably his peak. Obviously leave the former NBA champ on the wire.
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 09:39:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins is very disappointed with how the season has gone for the Pelicans.

"It’s very disappointing. At the end of the day, this is not what I signed up for," Perkins said. "I signed up after I looked from the outside, coming in to a good young team that has been making strides in the right direction. We got real comfortable. We ain’t got long to make a push." It sounds like Perkins would like to ride the pine elsewhere, but he hasn't exactly helped the Pelicans with an average of 9.2 minutes per game in nine appearances.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 12:26:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins (pectoral) will be available to play on Friday vs. the Wizards.

The Pelicans basically signed Perkins for his leadership, and he may not even see the floor tonight. He has no fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins (pectoral) is probable to play Friday against the Wizards.

He's a mentor to Anthony Davis, and a steadying veteran presence in the New Orleans' locker room, but his fantasy value is non-existent.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins (pectoral) is targeting a return vs. the Wizards on Friday.

The veteran might earn a handful of minutes behind Omer Asik but he's not a fantasy asset, and coach Alvin Gentry prizes him for his veteran mentorship. "He’s a great mentor for [Anthony Davis]," Gentry said. "He’s a great mentor for our team. We got a pretty quiet team. So to have an outspoken voice [is beneficial]."
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he'd like to keep Kendrick Perkins (pectoral) around for as long as he's there.

Though Perk is out indefinitely, that didn't stop Gentry from singing the big man's praises. "As long as I'm the coach, I'd want to keep him around," Gentry said. Gentry's praise aside, Perkins can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues even when he's healthy.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 09:46:00 AM

Kendrick Perkins (pectoral) could miss three months.

A torn pectoral is often a season-ending injury, so three months could be within reason. Perkins was actually starting for the Pelicans, but at least they're getting some healthy bodies back soon.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 10:20:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins is dealing with a right pectoral injury and is out indefinitely.

Luckily for the Pelicans, Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca are healthy again, so they won't be in a rush to bring Perkins back. He isn't an option in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins left Saturday's game against the Warriors after straining his right pectoral, and he will not return.

Perkins was only able to make it though two minutes of action tonight, finishing the game with two points and an assist. The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but given how quickly he was ruled out tonight, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game against the Magic. If Perkins is unable to play on Tuesday, Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca will pick up his minutes, with Asik likely drawing the start.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 07:59:00 PM

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PG1Tim Frazier
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
3Axel Toupane
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik