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Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived veteran center Kendrick Perkins, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Perkins will clear waivers and become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, assuming he goes unclaimed.

Perkins had been out of the NBA since the 2015-2016 season before signing with the Cleveland Cavalier at the end of the season prior to the start of the NBA playoffs.

Perkins played 15 minutes in the Cavs’ regular season finale but saw no action during the postseason.

 

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Cavs’ Kevin Love Targeting January Return

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love could make his way back to the court for action in mid-January, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

Love underwent surgery on his injured toe at the beginning of November and he was initially projected to be available to return around Christmas, but now his projected timetable of return seems to be the middle of January.

With one of the worst records in the NBA, Cleveland can afford to take their time with Love and bring him back slowly.

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Cavs’ Kevin Love Talks About Bigger Purpose in Life, Other Than Basketball

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Cleveland Cavaliers veteran forward Kevin Love believes that his life has a greater purpose beyond being a productive and successful player in the National Basketball Association and is embracing his role as the league’s unofficial ambassador on mental health.

“I feel like I have a purpose, for the greater good,” Love said, according to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon. “For the first 10 years, for better or worse, that’s what I felt like for basketball. Learning what I needed to learn. Now I’m just starting to work on myself off the court. That’s going to lead to helping people and paying it forward. I think it is good to be busier when you’re working, putting the same time into things that are super valuable.”

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Cavs’ JR Smith Requests Trade

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith is looking to get traded from the team, as he is upset with his playing time this season.

“Yeah,” Smith, 33, said when asked about requesting a trade, according to ESPN.

“They know. They don’t want me here, so they obviously know.”

Smith is earning $14.7 million this season, and is in his 15th year in the league, and at age 33, he may not be an attractive trade piece for even contending teams looking for veteran depth down the stretch.

Cleveland has been gauging the market for Kyle Korver, looking to trade him as soon as possible.

 

 

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