Jones was waived on Saturday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports. The Celtics frantically tried to trade Jones prior to releasing their cuts Saturday, but finding no suitable offer, were forced to release the wildly-talented yet underutilized 24-year-old. Jones will likely get picked up my another team in the coming days, but it doesn't appear as if he will land in a fantasy relevant situation considering most teams have already solidified their final rosters.
Jones appears to be the leading candidate to be released in order for the Celtics to get down to the minimum 15 gauranteed contracts, CSN New England's A. Sherrod Blakely reports. The Celtics will give him an opportunity to shine over the last few preseason games. A knee issue, as well as personal leave due to a death in the family, hindered Jones' chances to stand out on the court. Jones averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two preseason games this fall.
Jones (personal) rejoined the Celtics for Monday's practice, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports. Jones hopped an early flight home to Boston during the team's European trip following the death of his cousin. After a couple of days of practice to get back in the swing of things, look for Jones to suit up in Wednesday's exhibition against the Nets.
The Celtics in the process of acquiring Thunder forward Perry Jones, a second-round draft pick and cash, in exchange for a protected second-round pick and a trade exemption, per the Boston Herald. Jones missed half the season with a knee injury, but averaged averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds over 43 games with the Thunder, who had been seeking to deal him in order to gain tax relief.
The Thunder have been shopping a trio of players over the last few days. Guard Jeremy Lamb, along with forwards Perry Jones and Steve Novak are all reportedly on the trading block. Jones missed most of the first part of last season with a knee injury. He averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds over 43 games. The Thunder nearly dealt Lamb to Charlotte as part of a three-team deal with the Hornets and Nets in January, but talks fell through. He averaged 2.3 rebounds this past season. Novak was acquired by the Thunder from the Jazz in February. He missed a few weeks after undergoing an appendectomy. He averaged 1.8 points per game in 35 games in 2014-15. The Thunder are seeking cash and/or draft picks in any potential pick involving these players, league sources have told Sports Illustrated.
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