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Celtics Acquire Perry Jones From Thunder, per Reports

After matching Enes Kanter‘s max offer sheet put them deep into the luxury tax, the Oklahoma City Thunder have dealt Perry Jones to the Boston Celtics in a cost-cutting move:

Jones is set to make $2.04 million next year and was never able to consistently crack the rotation in Oklahoma City. With the Thunder payroll close to $100 million, it’s not surprising Sam Presti dealt the youngster away to save a few tax dollars.

Jones, the 28th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, is still just 23 years old and remains an intriguing talent because of his size and versatility. He’s 6’11 and showed some flashes of his in 2013-14, shooting 45.9 percent overall and 36.1 percent from three in 62 games in 2013-14. However, he took a step back last year, shooting 39.7 percent overall and 23.3 percent from three in 43 games.

We’ll see if Jones gets an opportunity to stick in Boston in a crowded frontcourt. The Celtics have a bevy of quality young players in place but are still looking to swing for a legit star to go along with that young talent.

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