Jones had eight points (4-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt), nine rebounds and four assists during Wednesday's 102-97 loss to the Windy City Bulls.
Perry has been able to score at a decent rate this season but one of his major weaknesses is his inefficiency in shooting the basketball. For example, during his last three games, he is shooting just 33.3 percent along with just 6.7 percent from behind the arc. The former Baylor forward is averaging 11.3 points and five rebounds.
Jones was waived by the Pelicans on Saturday, Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports.
Jones joined the Pelicans on a training camp deal back in September and ended up taking part in three preseason games, averaging 3.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 15.2 minutes. However, he didn't make enough of an impression on the coaching staff to make the final roster and will now return to the free agent pool. If he doesn't find any suitors elsewhere, Jones could try his luck in the G-League, or head overseas if he finds a more lucrative offer.
Jones and the Pelicans agree to a training camp deal Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Jones last played in the league during the 2014-15 season. He spent all three years of his career with the Thunder. Most recently, the 25-year-old played with BC Khimki of the Russian VTB United Leauge. Albeit a long shot, the Pelicans are thin on wing depth, so Jones could potentially land a spot on the regular season roster if he can impress in camp.
Jones agreed to terms on a contract Sunday with BC Khimki of the Russian VTB United League, Sportando reports.
After being selected by the Thunder in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, Jones struggled to find a role with the team over his first three seasons in the league. The Thunder ended up trading him to the Celtics last July, but Jones was unable to make the final roster and was waived prior to the start of the regular season. Jones instead spent all of 2015-16 in the D-League, but never received a call-up. He'll now head to Russia with the hope that he'll play well enough to reignite interest from NBA suitors.
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.
Thunder forward Perry Jones will not play on Monday against the Magic, according to the Oklahoman.
Jones is dealing with an ankle injury, and is not available for the contest. Jones has typically been used as a replacement for Kevin Durant, but will be unable to fill that role on Monday. He's averaging 5.7 points per game.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks said forward Kevin Durant has been ruled out of Wednesday's game at New York, reports NBA.com.
Durant is dealing with a toe sprain, which caused him to miss Monday's win over the Timberwolves. Forward Perry Jones is expected to receive the start in Durant's absence.
The Thunder are 9-point favorites.
The Nets and Thunder recently talked about a trade involving center Brook Lopez, according to ESPN reporter Ohm Youngmisuk. Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, forward Perry Jones and forward Lance Thomas were discussed as part of the deal headed to Brooklyn, but the Thunder chose not to make a trade because they liked how the trio has played as of late.
Thomas was dealt to the Knicks on Monday in a three-team trade involving New York, Oklahoma City and Cleveland.
NetsDaily.com confirmed through a league source the two sides had discussions, but the talks didn't advance to any formal offers.
The Thunder ruled forward Kevin Durant out of Tuesday’s game against the Trail Blazers, reports The Oklahoman.
It will be the third straight game Durant has missed since suffering a sprained ankle Dec. 18 against the Warriors. Forward Perry Jones is expected to replace Durant in the starting lineup for the third straight game. Perry has averaged 6.0 points in his last two starts.
The Thunder are 5 1/2-point favorites.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters Monday forward Kevin Durant will be a game-time decision for Tuesday’s game against the Trail Blazers, reports ESPN.com.
Durant has missed the last two games after suffering a sprained ankle during Thursday’s loss to the Warriors and was not able to practice Monday.
Forward Perry Jones has replaced Durant in the starting lineup the last two games and averaged 6.0 points in those two starts.
The Thunder are 1 1/2–point favorites.
The Thunder will be without forward Kevin Durant for Sunday’s game against the Pelicans, reports The Times-Piscayune.
It will be the second straight game Durant has missed after sustaining a sprained ankle during Thursday’s loss to the Warriors.
Forward Perry Jones started in Durant’s place Friday, but did not score a point in 12 minutes.
The Thunder will be without forward Kevin Durant for Friday’s game at the Los Anglees Lakers, reports The Oklahoman.
Durant suffered a sprained ankle during Thursday’s loss to the Warriors and is being considered day to day. Durant’s next opportunity to play will be Sunday against the Pelicans. Forward Perry Jones is expected to see increased playing time with Durant out.
The Thunder are 6-point favorites, according to VegasInsiders.com.
After sustaining a sprained ankle during Thursday’s loss to the Warriors, sources indicated Thunder forward Kevin Durant will be a game-decision for Friday’s game against the Lakers, reports Yahoo Sports.
After Thursday’s game, Durant told reporters he did not believe the injury is serious. Forward Perry Jones could be in-line for more playing time if Durant is unavailable Friday.
The Thunder are 6 ½-point favorites over the Lakers Friday.
Thunder small forward Perry Jones is set to play Friday night in Philadelphia after missing most of the season to a knee injury. He is expected to play minutes in the teens.
Jones averaged 15 points in 33 minutes per game before going down.
Thunder forward Perry Jones was a limited participant in Monday’s practice and also participated in the team’s shootaround Tuesday, reports The Oklahoman.
Jones has not played since suffering a knee injury Nov. 4 at Toronto. He will not play Tuesday at New Orleans, but it appears he's making progress from the injury.
With Kevin Durant expected to make his return to action at some point this week, possibly even Tuesday, the Thunder are finally going to be at full strength for the first time this season. Fantasy owners have found some bargains on the Thunder's roster as they have looked for answer, but Durant's return should be the only answer they need.
At various points this season, Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow have been the waiver-wire pickup du jour, and each has had stretches of utility. However, with Durant nearing a return and Russell Westbrook already back, there's little room left on the perimeter for those guys to score.
Lamb and Morrow will still play important roles as spot-up shooters around the Thunder's stars, but Jones only had value before his injury when he seemed like the natural Durant replacement. At this point, Jones can be freely dropped in all formats, and Morrow and Lamb likely only deserve a roster spot in deeper, category-based formats.