Kendrick Perkins was cut earlier this week by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he’ll still be around the organization for a little while long.
As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Perkins will play for the Canton Charge, the Cavs’ G-League affiliate, this season. The Cavs waived Perkins, 32, this week after he was with the team for all of training camp.
In Canton, as reported by ESPN’s McMenamin, the Cavs see Perkins a hybrid player-coach. In the G-League, he’ll also get a chance to restart his career. Last year, he wasn’t on NBA team and came in this year with the Cavs having lost a significant amount of weight.
Perkins will likely start in Canton, as their starting center from last year — Eric Moreland — now plays for the Detroit Pistons. And if he does well enough. the NBA’s other 29 teams could sign him to a deal. The Cavs would have to waive a player in order to add Perkins to their roster, although they could sign him to a 10-day contract later on in the season.