Sources: New Orleans Pelicans sign Kendrick Perkins to 1-year deal

Veteran center Kendrick Perkins is joining the New Orleans Pelicans, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that Perkins and the Pelicans were finalizing a deal Tuesday night to bring him to New Orleans on a one-year contract for the veterans minimum.

The Pelicans see a role for Perkins serving as a mentor to Anthony Davis, a source told ESPN.com's Royce Young.

Perkins, 30, will be playing for his fourth team after being a member of the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

He joined the Cavaliers last February but played sparingly for them. Cleveland signed him as a free agent after Oklahoma City dealt Perkins to Utah as part of the Enes Kanter trade, with the Jazz waiving Perkins shortly thereafter.