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Cavaliers adding Kendrick Perkins for playoff run

The veteran center is coming back to the Cavs.

NBA: Preseason-Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

A familiar veteran face is joining the Cavaliers for their playoff run. And no, it is not Dahntay Jones.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin, the Cavs will add veteran center Kendrick Perkins on Wednesday — the final day of the regular season — to be a locker room presence during the playoffs.

The Cavs have done this before, having added Jones on the last day of the regular season in both 2016 and 2017. The team also signed signed center Edy Tavares on the last day of the regular season last year.

Perkins has been in this role before too, having been with the Cavs during the 2014-15 season and playoffs. This season, he played part of the season with the Canton Charge, Cleveland’s G-League affiliate, and has visited the Cavs’ locker room on a handful of occasions in addition to staying in contact with the team.

Perkins will not be an on-court presence for the Cavs, but his voice in the locker room should be a welcome addition to a group still figuring itself out.

With Perkins’ signing, the Cavs’ roster is now full. Along with Perkins, the Cavs added forward Okaro White this week to fill one of their two open roster spots.