|Dec. 11 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST4:01 UAE (+1)01:0119:01 ET6:01 PM CT22:01 - Perkins has returned after being out since Oct. 31 with a pectoral injury. He was in the lineup Friday night against the Washington Wizards, although coach Alvin Gentry said before the game he didn't know how much the 6-foot-10, 270-pound Perkins would play because the Wizards use a lot of small lineups.
Analysis: Gentry says the team expected Perkins to be out about two months. The team had said he was out indefinitely.
|Nov. 2 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST9:41 UAE06:410:41 ET11:41 PM CT3:41 - The New Orleans Pelicans say there's no timetable for how long veteran center Kendrick Perkins will need to come back from a pectoral injury. It could be up to three months.
Analysis: Perkins, who started New Orleans' first three games, was hurt in the first quarter in a 134-120 loss to Golden State on Oct. 31.
|July 21 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST5:37 UAE (+1)03:3721:37 ET8:37 PM CT0:37 - Two people familiar with the negotiations say Perkins has agreed to a one-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been announced by the club or Perkins' representatives. The agreement was first reported by ESPN. In New Orleans, Perkins is expected to take on a reserve role behind 7-foot starter Omer Asik.
Analysis: The 6-foot-10 Perkins has spent 12 seasons in the NBA, the first seven in Boston, a stint that included an NBA championship in 2008. He was traded to Oklahoma City during the 2010-2011 season and last season played for the Thunder, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors. Perkins holds career averages of 5.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.