Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
A Cavs source tells ESPN that Kendrick Perkins' "weight and game look like his early OKC days" as CLE's G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, signed Perkins on Monday. The Cavs believe Perkins can be a hybrid player/teacher for a team this season, in the mold of Nazr Mohammed, Nick Collison and Elton Brand. Cavs coach Ty Lue has discussed adding Perkins to his coaching staff should he not find a situation where he can play. Make no mistake, Perk prefers to play though. "After not playing a whole year, I think I did pretty well for myself in training camp and when my number was called," Perkins told ESPN at the conclusion of the Cavs' preseason. "I thought I came out and contributed and it felt good, man. It felt good."