Perry Jones III
F - FA
Perry Jones agrees to terms with the Pelicans on Monday along with G Tony Allen. The Pelicans are trying to fill the void of Solomon Hill who will miss significant time with a hamstring injury.
Jones played for the Thunder from 2012-2014 before missing the past two seasons in the NBA. Jones is a long shot to make the 15-man roster.
The Celtics will try to trade Perry Jones instead of waiving him. They have until Monday to do it. The Celtics don't have any leverage here, so they would get next to nothing back and they have a fairly deep roster anyway.
Currently Perry Jones is the 16th man on a roster of 15. He will be waived if he can't be traded. Either way he should be picked up by another team or at worst sign with a team in the D League. Jones obviously has no fantasy value at this time.
The Celtics may not be able to keep Perry Jones on their roster. The Celtics would like to carry him on the end of their roster and develop him (he's only 24 years old and has shown bursts of potential), but unless there's another move to clear out the logjam up front, Jones still faces an uphill battle for that spot.
If Perry Jones does not make the roster expect him to get picked up by another team looking for front court depth. Jones showed flashes when he filled in for the Thunder last season when Kevin Durant was out and showed he can play in the NBA. But for now Jones can be ignored in all leagues.
Perry Jones (knee) expects to play in Tuesday's exhibition game vs. Olimpi Milano. Jones is dealing with a sore right knee according to the Celtics.
Perry Jones needs to make a strong showing this preseason as he is on the roster bubble with the Celtics. Boston is overloaded in the front court and if he does make the team his minutes will be limited. Jones has no fantasy value right now and should not be considered in fantasy drafts.
The Thunder have agreed upon a trade sending Perry Jones III to the Celtics along with a second-round pick. The Thunder will save approximately $7 million on the luxury tax by unloading Jones, who has struggled to get playtime on the Thunder since being drafted in 2012.
Jones could play minutes for the Celtics as they seem to be in the market for high-risk/high-reward players, but Jones has had very few memorable moments for the Thunder so the expectations here should be tempered.