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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed center Kendrick Perkins, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today. Per league policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Perkins (6-10, 270, Clifton J. Ozen High School (TX)) is a 12-year veteran who holds career averages of 5.6 points on .530 shooting from the field, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 22.6 minutes over 727 games (560 starts) with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics. Originally selected in the first round (27th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft by Memphis, Perkins has appeared in 51 games (three starts) for the Thunder this season, averaging 4.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 19.2 minutes.
A member of the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics, Perkins has appeared in the postseason eight times, seeing action in 135 games (129 starts) and averaging 5.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 24.7 minutes. Perkins will be available for tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons and will wear jersey number 3 for the Cavaliers.