The Cavaliers will be signing veteran center Kendrick Perkins to the final spot on their playoff roster, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Perkins did not make the team out of camp earlier this year, but he found some playing time for the Cleveland Cavaliers G-League affiliate (the Canton Charge). He appeared in 27 games.
The 33-year old center averaged 8.7 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game on only 21.3 minutes per contest.
Perkins almost received a contract to join the team on an official basis in February, but the deal fell through.
The addition of Perkins will give head coach Tyronn Lue a reliable veteran option at the five spot and for insurance purposes in case any of the team’s big men get hurt this late into the season.
It’s likely that Perkins will see little, if any, action in the playoffs. Perkins has not appeared in an NBA game since the 2015/16 season.
In addition, his first 7 1/2 seasons were spent with the Boston Celtics before getting traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played four-plus seasons with the Thunder, then saw action in 17 games with Cleveland in 2014/15 season.
Lastly, in his most recent NBA season, he played 37 games for the Pelicans.