Player Page

Kendrick Perkins | Center | #21

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 270
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (27) / MEM
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Kendrick Perkins got into a shouting match with Drake on the way to the locker room at halftime on Tuesday, and then got into another exchange of words with the rapper after the game.
"What happened was I was talking to my old teammate Serge (Ibaka) walking into halftime telling him ‘We about to win this game,’ and Drake butted in talking [stuff] to me," Perkins texted to ESPN after the game. "So I said something back to him." In case you missed it, Perk is on the Cavaliers playoff roster, but wasn't active for tonight's game. Perkins' basketball game isn't worth much these days, but he's not a guy most human beings should be picking a fight with, in our opinion. May 2 - 12:01 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavaliers will sign 13-year veteran Kendrick Perkins to fill their final playoff roster spot.

The Cavs released him in the preseason and we last saw him in the NBA in 2016. He spent time with the G League's Canton Charge this season, averaging 8.7 points and 7.1 rebounds before "retiring" from the G League. It was unknown at that time whether or not he was retiring entirely from basketball or if he was only retiring from the G League, and now we have our answer. If you're playing in a playoff fantasy league or some trying some postseason DFS action, Perkins is probably a guy you should avoid at all costs.
Apr 9 - 8:19 PM

Kendrick Perkins is signing with the Cavaliers for the playoffs.

The 33-year-old veteran has very little left in the tank and will basically be a locker room guy for the postseason run.
Apr 9 - 8:19 PM

Kendrick Perkins, who is currently playing for the Cavs affiliate in the G-League, has no intention of retiring.

"That never was an option. It was either give this a shot to get back in or go overseas," he said. "I feel like I’m still competing at an NBA level. At the end of the day I came down here to keep pushing and just take it one day at a time." Perkins is 33, but in his own words, "I've got some more years left." Although Big Perk has interest in a coaching career eventually and the Cavs have discussed that role with him, it doesn't sound like pursuing that path is imminent. To date, Perkins is averaging 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds over 25.4 minutes for the Canton Charge.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 07:29:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Canton Charge of the G-League.

Perkins will attempt to work his way back into the NBA via the G-League route, but even if he finds a club willing to give him a roster spot, he'll be a complete non-factor in fantasy hoops.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 02:42:00 PM

The Cavs have waived Kendrick Perkins.

Perk hadn't played in the NBA since April of 2016, but came into training camp in good shape and ended up being the final cut for the Cavs. Coach Ty Lue has said he will consider adding Perkins to his coaching staff if Perk doesn't want to continue his playing career.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 12:17:00 PM

The Cavs will "probably" cut Kendrick Perkins to make room for Dwyane Wade according to Joe Vardon of

Perkins was signed less than a week ago, but he wasn't expected to be more than a warm body at camp. Perkins won't have any fantasy value no matter what happens in Cleveland.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 07:48:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins will join the Cavaliers for training camp.

The Cavaliers don't have the greatest depth behind Tristan Thompson at center, but they will play a lot of small-ball with Kevin Love mixing in at center. Even if Perkins makes the team, he's just a warm body and a boost for the locker room.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 02:00:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins is still attempting an NBA comeback.

He's been trying to find a team for several months, so we're not exactly confident he'll find a new home. Perkins "has been working feverishly on his conditioning," but he's 32 and is simply looking for a training camp invite at this point. If he makes a 15-man roster, he'll likely just be a locker-room guy and won't have fantasy value.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 12:17:00 PM

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.
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 10:20:00 AM

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