Barring injury, Kendrick Perkins was never going to make the cut. The Cavaliers had a full roster — actually, a more than a full roster, they had to trade Richard Jefferson to get down to down to 15 — plus, with the team thinking of going smaller and starting Kevin Love at the five, there wasn’t a need for another traditional big.
So Saturday the Cleveland Cavaliers cut Perkins.
It is possible Perkins latches on with another team. There will be injuries and roster shifts, and there will be teams looking for a solid veteran to provide depth up front. That said, the highly-respected Perkins as a coach is very intriguing.