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Pelicans Sign Kendrick Perkins

JULY 28TH, 11:13pm: The deal is official, the Pelicans announced.

JULY 21ST, 6:49pm: The Pelicans and unrestricted free agent Kendrick Perkins are in the process of finalizing a contract agreement, Marc Stein of reports (Twitter links). It will be a one-year pact for the veteran’s minimum, Stein adds.

The Clippers, Rockets, and Knicks had all expressed interest in the 30-year-old center. Instead, Perkins will add depth and grit behind starter Omer Asik, who re-signed with New Orleans this offseason for five years and approximately $60MM.

Perkins appeared in a combined 68 games for the Thunder and the Cavaliers, averaging 4.0 points and 5.5 rebounds for OKC and 2.6 PPG and 2.4 RPG for Cleveland. His career numbers through 12 NBA seasons are 5.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG, and 1.2 BPG to go along with a slash line of .530/.000/.597.

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4 thoughts on “Pelicans Sign Kendrick Perkins

  1. Wow I was convinced he’d end up with Doc in LA.

    • Arthur Hill

      That seems like a more logical place for him. Do you think the Clippers didn’t want to commit a roster spot to him?

  2. Dana Gauruder

    It’s amazing how much Perkins’ star has fallen since the Thunder viewed him as a major piece to a championship run not so long ago.

    • Arthur Hill

      And it’s hard to believe he’s only 30. He should have several good years left. Maybe Alvin Gentry and another change of scenery will revive his career.

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