Boston Celtics complete trade for Perry Jones III

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The Boston Celtics have completed a trade with Oklahoma City Thunder for forward Perry Jones III.

The trade for the player included a 2019 second round pick from the Detroit Pistons and cash considerations in exchange for a future conditional second round pick.

The 28th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft played 43 games last season for the Thunder. He averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 14.7 minutes a game.


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The 6'11" forward most memorable games of last season was against the Los Angeles Clippers, whilst Kevin Durant was out due to an injury.

On that October 30, he recorded a season-high 32 points on 10-17 (.588) shooting from the field, three assists, one block and seven rebounds.

This was followed up by scoring efforts of 20 and 16 points respectively, as Jones III scored 68 points over the course of three games.

In total, the forward is averaging 3.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.7 minutes on his career.

Steve Bulpett and Darnell Mayberry, part of the Boston Herald and a Thunder Beat Writer respectively, were one of the first to announce the news on twitter.

If Jones III is able to consistently produce a performance like he did against the Clippers last October for the Celtics, this move will be graded as excellent.

Even Durant described him as the best athletes in the league, according to Mayberry. You might even say that this is a something for nothing trade by the Celtics and Thunder may have lost out.

However, as ESPN's Marc Stein explains in his tweets, the trade helps cut just over $5 million on the Thunder's tax bill.

Good move by the Thunder and the Celtics if you ask me.

Boston Celtics
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
Oklahoma City Thunder
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