With roster spots now opening up, the Cavs may turn to a familiar face.
According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, there is a “strong expectation” that the Cavs will add Kendrick Perkins after the trade deadline. The veteran center is currently with the Canton Charge, the Cavs’ G-League affiliate.
Strong expectation in Cleveland that one of the Cavaliers’ soon-to-open roster spots — barring any more trades — will be filled by Kendrick Perkins— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018
The Cavs feel as though they need Kendrick Perkins’ strong locker-room presence to help them with the big adjustment period looming after today’s series of trades, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018
Perkins hasn’t played much for the Charge this season, but he has made some visits to the Cavs’ locker room this season and in contact with players in the locker room. Where he join Cleveland’s roster, he would likely help fill a role vacated by Channing Frye’s departure.
Barring any more trades, the Cavs have opened up two roster spots with their trades today, with six players going out and four coming in.