Celtics Waive Perry Jones, Corey Walden; Trim Roster To Max 15 Players

The Boston Celtics waived Perry Jones III and Corey Walden on Saturday. The Celtics needed to cut two players to get down to the 15-man roster limit before their season opener Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, and Jones and Walden were the odd men out. Boston acquired Jones from the Oklahoma City Thunder in July for a second-round draft pick and cash. The forward was a...
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics final roster cut is coming

Before the start of the regular season on October 28th, the Boston Celtics need to get rid of at least one guaranteed contract. As reported by Steve Bullpett of the Boston Herald, the Celtics will first look at what they’ve done best over the past two years-- mine for gold."[The Celtics] will explore trade possibilities that, if they come to fruition, could alleviate their roster...
Via Celtics Life
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

What happened to Perry Jones?

As we all know by now, the Celtics entered training camp with 16 guaranteed contracts. Since only 15 are allowed on the final roster, the Celtics had to cut or trade one player before the start of the regular season. The consensus has been that Perry Jones, who the Celtics acquired via trade this summer from the Oklahoma City Thunder, was the least likely of the 16 to make the...
Via Celtics Life
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s Perry Jones’ last chance

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I haven’t talked to Danny about the final cuts at all,” Stevens said. “In fact, I haven’t done that really in my years here. They usually just tell me, ‘Hey, by the way, we have to make cuts soon...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Perry Jones III Given a Fresh Start with the Boston Celtics

Perry Jones III was disapointing for the Oklahoma City Thunder despite his incredible length and athleticism. He will be looking to make an impact for the Boston Celtics this season. 
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Which of these five Celtics won't make the final cut?

The Boston Celtics have 16 guaranteed contracts currently on their books, meaning at least one player has to go before opening day. Who's it going to be?WEEI's Ben Rohrbach takes a look at five candidates—Perry Jones III, Tyler Zeller, Jared Sullinger, Evan Turner and James Young—even though just about anyone on the team could be traded between now and the end of training camp...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Offseason Grade

 If the gods bless KD and OKC with good health, could this be the year they reach the NBA’s summit? IN Enes Kanter—four years, $70 million Kyle Singler—four years, $19.4 million Josh Huestis—two years, $2.3 million Cameron Payne—no. 14 overall OUT Perry Jones III—traded to Boston Jeremy Lamb—traded to Charlotte OVERVIEW In the big scheme of things, the offseason...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Perry Jones excited for fresh start in Boston

Oklahoma City decided to give away Perry Jones via the old salary dump after resigning Enes Kanter. The Celtics, crafty rebuilders that they are, accepted the Thunder's gift of Jones, a second rounder, and some cash. That's a beautiful thing. It's a no risk, high reward move for Ainge and the C's, always in the market for a young player with a high ceiling. Sure, there's no guarantee...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Perry Jones the odd man out?

The Boston Celtics have an extremely crowded frontcourt, with over half a dozen bigs all fighting for minutes at power forward and center. They also have 16 guaranteed contracts on a roster that's only allowed 15 players. Between now and opening day, they can make trades to balance things out a bit, or waive/stretch a player to appropriately trim the roster.If no trade happens,...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Boston Reboot of Perry Jones III

On July 14, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics completed a trade that sent forward Perry Jones III and Detroit’s 2019 second-round pick to Boston in exchange for a conditional second-round pick in 2018. Coming out of Baylor, I didn’t know much about Jones and didn’t expect much, still I have loosely followed his progress, or lack thereof, since he was drafted into...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston's decision to acquire Perry Jones III was low-risk and smart

The Boston Celtics acquired Perry Jones III, a 2019 second-round pick and cash from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, in a trade that makes sense for both sides. The Celtics get one season of a talented player at the end of his rookie-scale contract for basically nothing and the Thunder cut their luxury tax bill.It's a win-win. But being that Boston actually received a player...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Second Chances Of Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb

With the Oklahoma City Thunder deep into the luxury tax following their decision to match the offer sheet on Enes Kanter, they couldn't pass up on the chance to unload an extra contract, sending Perry Jones III to the Boston Celtics in a salary dump on Tuesday. He joins Jeremy Lamb as another young player who wasn't able to live up to expectations in Oklahoma City whom they let go...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bear Jones acquired by Celtics Perry Jones III is on the move.

The Boston Celtics acquired the fourth-year forward in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday, sending a conditional second-round pick to Oklahoma City.

Celtics acquire Perry Jones from Thunder for draft pick

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics acquired forward Perry Jones III from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday along with a second-round draft pick and cash. The Celtics will send the Thunder a conditional second-round pick. Boston gets the 2019 second-rounder Oklahoma City had acquired from the Detroit Pistons. Jones, a 6-foot-11 forward, played 43 games last season and averaged 4.3 points...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics get Perry Jones III from Thunder

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics acquired forward Perry Jones III from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday along with a second-round draft pick and cash. The Celtics will send the Thunder a conditional second-round pick. Boston gets the 2019 second-rounder Oklahoma City had acquired from the Detroit Pistons. Jones, a 6-foot-11 forward, played 43 games last season and averaged 4.3...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Celtics acquire Perry Jones III from OKC

Celtics will be acquiring Perry Jones, a second round pick and cash from Oklahoma City. Not really giving up anything. Tax deal for OKC. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 14, 2015 The Thunder will receive a protected second-round pick from Boston and a trade exception of about $2.1 million. But this is a salary dump. — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) July 14, 2015 ...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics trade for Perry Jones III from the Thunder

Celtics will be acquiring Perry Jones, a second round pick and cash from Oklahoma City. Not really giving up anything. Tax deal for OKC. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 14, 2015Perry Jones III was the player many Celtics fans wanted Danny to draft instead of Fab Melo. Jones hasn't done much in his few years in the NBA (which is still a lot more than Fab Melo did). I expect...
Via Celtics Life
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Acquire Perry Jones From Thunder

The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed upon a trade involving Perry Jones III. The Thunder will save approximately $7 million on the luxury tax by unloading Jones. Jones was the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Baylor and has a career PER of 8.5 in 1,675 career minutes.
Via RealGM
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder Likely To Shop Steve Novak, Perry Jones III

The Oklahoma City thunder are expected to shop Steve Novak and Perry Jones III in trade scenarios with the team over the luxury tax. The Thunder currently are on pace to have a $24 million luxury tax payment at the end of next season. Oklahoma City matched the Blazers' offer sheet for Enes Kanter.
Via RealGM
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder place Jones, Novka and Lamb on the trading block

With just a day left before the NBA draft, rumors are swirling that the Thunder are trying to obtain an extra pick or move up  a few spots. Doing so won't be easy or cheap, which is why they're shopping Perry Jones III, Steve Novak and Jeremy Lamb, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.Jones and Lamb have had flashes of promise, but they've mostly disappointed during their...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones break out elaborate pregame handshake (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb and forward Perry Jones didn't see any action during Monday night's game in Denver, but they made sure to get a workout in...with their elaborate choreographed pregame handshake.Definitely a lot going on there, including a 360 jump/spin move and some jumping rope mixed in.Thunder sideline reporter Lesley McCaslin didn't seem to be aware that...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder, Nets Recently Discussed Brook Lopez Trade

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets recently discussed a deal centered upon Brook Lopez. Lopez was strongly considered by the Thunder in the 2008 NBA Draft when they instead selected Russell Westbrook. Under the discussed deal, the Thunder would have sent Kendrick Perkins, Perry Jones III and Lance Thomas to the Nets for Lopez.
Via RealGM
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Out Indefinitely - Broken Hand

Russell Westbrook broke his hand last night in the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers game.  OKC entered the night with Kevin Durant, Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow in street clothes.  Westbrook played just 9 minutes, scored 2 points, before walking himself straight to the locker room, but not before stopping to chat with a fan:The Thunder are off...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Bear Perry Jones III has knee surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder say forward Perry Jones has had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Brooks Finally Uses Small Lineup To Stop Losing Streak Against Heat

Scott Brooks used a small lineup after the Oklahoma City Thunder fell behind 22-4 in the first six minutes of Wednesday's over the Miami Heat. Brooks used Perry Jones III instead of Kendrick Perkins to match up better with the athleticism of the Heat. “I thought to win this game that we had to make a decision to go with a smaller lineup,” Brooks explained. “It’s just this...
Via RealGM
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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