Grounded: Pels’ Perkins Out Indefinitely

The new Pelicans are starting to feel a lot like the old Hornets. After dropping their first three games of the season, the team announced some more bad news on Sunday (11.01). Offseason acquisition Kendrick Perkins will be out indefinitely due to a right pectoral injury.

 

Perkins left last night’s 134-120 loss to the Golden State Warriors after barely three minutes of play. Today, the team confirmed the injury and added that no timetable for return has been established.

 

The 6’10”, 270 pound center averaged 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game during the season. Perkins’ pickup was intended to bring veteran experience to the young team.

 

The blow will be lessened by the return of fellow center Omar Asik. Guard Tyreke Evans, backup guard Norris Cole and forward Quincy Pondexter are all sidelined by injury as well.

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