The summer of 2017 has been very exciting so far for the NBA fans, and rightfully so. There were many interesting and unexpected moves and trades, and it seems like the 2017/2018 season might be even more exciting than the 2016/2017. As we all well know, the Golden State Warriors are the 2017 NBA champions, and so far they've done their best to keep their championship roster together. The Cleveland Cavaliers on the other side, are having a difficult time in acquiring another star-caliber player that would help them compete.

Earlier this summer it seemed possible that the Cavaliers would acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks, but so far that hasn't happened. And while players like Anthony, Paul George or Jimmy Butler have gotten the most attention in this year's free agency, other interesting players would surely be useful in the right situation. One of them is Kendrick Perkins.

Perkins looking for one more chance in the NBA

Kendrick Perkins was the 27th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies.

He never got the opportunity to play for the Grizzlies, as he was moved quickly to the Boston Celtics. Perkins spent his first seven seasons playing with the Celtics, before getting traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010. He spent the next four seasons with the Thunder and the last time he played was during the 2015/2016 season as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.

It was reported on Monday that even though Perkins sat out last season, he's hoping that an NBA team will offer him a contract as he looks for a comeback next season.

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Reportedly, Perkins spoke to the Boston Globe and said that he isn't ready to give up on his NBA career just yet. "I feel good. I've been on top of my basketball work, and I'm just waiting for my opportunity." Perkins said.

Championship pedigree

Kendrick is a 6-foot-10, defensive minded center with championship pedigree. He is a 13-year NBA veteran, and surely there are teams in the NBA that would benefit from having him in the locker room and on the floor.

His best season was during the 2009/2010 campaign with the Boston Celtics when he averaged 10.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He was a member of the 2008 Boston Celtics championship team that won the title against the Los Angeles Lakers. Perkins is known around the league as a great teammate, and even though he has limited offensive skills, teams like the Cavaliers or the Spurs would be a good fit for him.

He holds career averages of 5.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

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