Signing Perkins pushed Cavaliers to the top

Former Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins is drawing interest from several teams, including the Celtics.

Signing Kendrick Perkins on the final day of the regular season was not regarded as a big move for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, by signing Perkins to a deal last Wednesday that will pay him $148,316 for the remainder of the season did result in one notable thing for the Cavaliers.

In returned them to the No. 1 spot in the NBA… in terms of team payroll.

By adding Perkins’ salary, Cleveland’s payroll for this season rose to $137,718,426.

It moved the Cavaliers past the Golden State Warriors, who had occupied the top spot with $137,607,884.

Rounding out the top five teams in terms of payroll for this season are the Oklahoma City Thunder ($134,530,140), the Miami Heat ($132,217,624) and the Washington Wizards ($123,301,896).

1 Comment on "Signing Perkins pushed Cavaliers to the top"

  1. Perkins needs to be active tonight and if we witness one more hard and questionable foul on LBJ, he should be sent into the game (see Jae Crowder 2016 playoffs) and send some Pacers to him in the pick & role. Just saying!

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