Celtics Acquire Perry Jones From Thunder For Draft Pick, Cash


The Boston Celtics’ busy offseason continued Tuesday afternoon.

The Celtics acquired forward Perry Jones from the Oklahoma City Thunder for a second-round pick and cash, according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. As Bulpett points out, the move largely is a salary dump for the Thunder, who will free up $7 million against the luxury tax, per RealGM.com. Boston reportedly also will receive a  future second-round pick, according The Boston Globe.

Jones was a first-round pick (No. 28 overall) by the Thunder in 2012. Jones has only appeared 143 games over his three seasons with just 21 starts. Jones did get a career-high 14.7 minutes per game in 2014-15, which led to a career-high 4.3 points per game. He could be an effective player with more playing time, however, as he’s averaging 10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per 36 minutes.

Update (3:44 p.m. ET): The Celtics formally announced the deal, which will also bring to Boston a 2019 second-round pick that originally belonged to the Detroit Pistons.

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