Kendrick Perkins on Lakers signing Jared Dudley: “You can’t keep the guy off an NBA roster, too valuable”

Jared Dudley, LeBron James
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Following the news that free agent small forward Jared Dudley has agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, retired NBA Champion-turned-ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter to react to the deal:

Dudley primarily brought a veteran presence on the Lakers bench last season and figures to do so again going forward. The 35-year-old veteran averaged just 1.5 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.6 assists across 8.1 minutes per game.