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Kendrick Perkins | Center

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 270
College: None
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Kendrick Perkins has officially signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed as per team policy, but the deal is believed to be a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. Perk will serve as a mentor to Anthony Davis in New Orleans, but he won't provide any fantasy value in deep leagues and can be ignored on draft day. Jul 28 - 12:08 PM
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Kendrick Perkins will serve in a mentorship role to Anthony Davis in New Orleans.

In other words, Perkins isn't there to play significant minutes. He's been completely irrelevant in fantasy hoops for five years now, and that won't change with the move to New Orleans.
Jul 22 - 10:34 AM

Kendrick Perkins and the Pelicans are finalizing a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum.

New Orleans splurged on their frontcourt this summer, giving new contracts to Anthony Davis, Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca, and Perk is unlikely to get more than a handful of minutes per game. Suffice to say, the 12-year veteran struggled to crack the top-400 for fantasy value last season.
Jul 21 - 7:56 PM

Coach Doc Rivers is still interested in Kendrick Perkins.

Of course he is. The Clippers are getting the band back together with Paul Pierce joining forces with Doc. Perkins would likely only get a minimum deal and basically just be there for moral support.
Jul 1 - 8:36 PM

Kendrick Perkins is drawing interest from the Knicks, Pelicans and Rockets.

Perkins was invisible in Cleveland, so it's not surprising that the Cavaliers aren't going after him. Perkins is basically just a big body at this point in his career, and he won't have more than a limited role wherever he lands.
Jul 1 - 12:21 PM

Kendrick Perkins will travel to Chicago for Game 6 against the Bulls on Thursday and will be available to play.

He was involved in a roadside altercation with his wife on Wednesday morning, but no arrests were made and Perkins hasn't been accused of any wrongdoing. We will pass along any further details when we know more, but it sounds like this will just be a minor distraction moving forward. Perkins isn't a viable option in fantasy formats and has logged a total of 16 minutes in three appearances this series.
May 13 - 1:10 PM

Kendrick Perkins was reportedly involved in a roadside altercation with his wife, and police are currently investigating the incident.

A 911 caller told police that a woman was hitting a man (Perkins) inside an SUV, but the police found no visible injuries when they arrived on the scene. Neither were taken into custody, and an officer drove Perkins home while leaving his wife with the SUV. The Cavaliers have yet to respond to this issue, but we will continue to follow this story closely throughout the day. The Cavaliers face the Bulls in Game 6 on Thursday, but as of right now it is unclear if Perkins will travel with the team.
May 13 - 11:53 AM

Kendrick Perkins may be facing a suspension from the league for his Flagrant 1 foul against Jae Crowder on Sunday.

Perkins hit Crowder with a hard screen during the game, which resulted in an altercation, and Perkins threw a semi-jab at Crowder's face. It was a bit shocking to see him only get a Flagrant 1 for his actions, and the league may want to step in and dish out some additional punishment here. However, Perkins has only logged a mere six minutes of action throughout the Cavs' entire first-round series, so a potential suspension would have a negligible impact on Cleveland's rotations.
Apr 26 - 7:21 PM

Kendrick Perkins made his Cavaliers debut on Tuesday with two points in two minutes of action off the bench.

Perkins signed with the Cavs for a chance to win a championship alongside LeBron James. "I know I probably won’t ever make an All-Star game," he said, "so the only thing on my mind is trying to win a championship." Perkins, who absolutely won't be an All-Star, is expected to fill a minor role as emergency depth behind Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson. There's no fantasy upside here.
Feb 24 - 10:30 PM

Updating a previous report, the Cavs have officially signed Kendrick Perkins, and he will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

Perkins needed 19 minutes of floor time to put in his averages of 4.0 points and 5.5 rebounds this season. There's basically no way he gets close to that amount of playing time as a reserve in Cleveland, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 24 - 4:53 PM

The Cavs are hopeful that Kendrick Perkins contract/paperwork will be completed in time to be able to suit up for Tuesday's game against Detroit.

If Perkins' paperwork is not completed in time for Tuesday's game, his Cavs’ debut will have to come Thursday vs. the Warriors. However, he'll be buried in the Cavs’ rotation, and there are no guarantees he even leaves the bench when he is in uniform. Perkins' days of relevancy in standard leagues are long behind him, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all formats.
Feb 24 - 2:43 PM

LeBron James said he's excited to have Kendrick Perkins join the Cavaliers.

"I didn't know who he was choosing between, all I cared about was that he was gonna pick us," James said of the Cavs' newest addition. Perkins is a classic example of helping his real-life team a lot more than his fantasy owners. While he'll help provide the Cavs with another big body, his fantasy value is limited to the deepest of leagues.
Feb 24 - 10:51 AM

Kendrick Perkins is expected to have his physical on Monday, and there's a chance that he could play against the Pistons on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers brought him in simply to have another big body to bring off the bench, and his role is likely going to be very limited. Perkins belongs on the wire in almost all leagues.
Feb 22 - 11:59 AM

Kendrick Perkins has committed to the Cavs.

The Cavs add another big man here, but it shouldn't have much of an impact in their rotation. Coach David Blatt has figured out a nice, tight big-man rotation with Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson. Perkins may get 10 minutes of playing time or so, but he's not a fantasy option.
Feb 21 - 4:14 PM

The Cavaliers are the frontrunners to sign Kendrick Perkins according to Yahoo Sports.

Perkins is expected to be waived by the Jazz as soon as Saturday, while other teams such as the Clippers, Mavericks and Bulls are also said to be interested. To be clear, Perkins won't have any real fantasy value no matter where he ends up, as teams simply want him to clog up the paint. Leave Perkins on the wire.
Feb 21 - 11:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Alonzo Gee
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins