Thunder trade forward Perry Jones to Celtics for second-rounder

Tuesday July 14th, 2015

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded forward Perry Jones to the Boston Celtics for a protected 2018 second-rounder and a trade exception.

Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti announced the deal Tuesday. The Thunder will also send a 2019 second-round pick and cash considerations to Boston. 

In three seasons and 143 games with the Thunder, Jones averaged 3.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 11.7 minutes per game. The 6'11" forward enjoyed a stretch of strong play early in the 2014-15 season after being thrust into added playing time due to injuries on the roster. He scored 32 points on 10-17 shooting against the Clippers on October 30, the first game of the season.

Jones, 23, was the 28th overall selection in the 2012 draft out of Baylor.

The Thunder have one year to exercise the trade exception.

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