Kendrick Perkins to Join the New Orleans Pelicans

by July 22, 2015

Free agent center Kendrick Perkins is taking his, um, scowl to New Orleans.

The Pelicans have reportedly come to terms with Perkins on a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum of just over $1 million.

After being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers last season, the 30-year-old big fella played sparingly, and averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17 games.

Per the NEOMG

Seldom-used center Kendrick Perkins has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum.


The Cavaliers acquired Perkins in February after he was bought out of his contract with the Utah Jazz. The plan at that time was to use him in a backup role to Timofey Mozgov and to add some toughness in the interior.


However, he was never able to gain the trust of Head Coach David Blatt and only appeared in 17 games. His value to the team ended up being solely in the locker room as veteran presence that has seen it all. He knew he would not be retained.