The New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a one-year deal with free-agent center Kendrick Perkins, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. Cleveland.com reports that Perkins and the Pelicans have agreed to the contract.
It is a veterans minimum deal, according to Stein.
Over his 12-year NBA career, Perkins has averaged 5.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans finished 45–37 last season and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Head coach Monty Williams was fired in March and replaced by Alvin Gentry.
- Molly Geary