Perry Jones is still a bad fit in the Boston Celtics roster. He was acquired by the Boston Celtics from Oklahoma City Thunder because he looked like he had the potential to shine. The Oklahoma City Thunder were weighed down by his paycheck and the Celtics had money to spare. The Celtics were charmed by Jones’s athleticism and his height of 6 feet 11 inches; they were quite sure that Perry Jones was destined to do great things on the court. They were also looking to add more depth to their team. Perry Jones looked like such a good match for the team.
But when you get down to considering the Celtics team’s profile, you realize that the team has taken on too many good players. They have been so focussed on adding depth to their roster that they can’t decide who to give minutes to.
Jones has over three years’ of experience and the team would obviously like to keep him on to see what he could do on the court, but then they would have to decide if they can take away minutes from Amir Johnson, Jared Sullinger, or Jordan Mickey.
The Celtics’ the real problem is that they don’t know who to keep on the bench and whom to send off on to the courts. Coach Brad Stevens has been so focused on adding depth to his team that he has a roster of fifteen really good players who could shine if they are given a chance at playing.
The team could always trade one of the younger players to keep Jones. They could even trade R.J. Hunter or James Young to keep him. Young particularly has frustrated the fans’ enthusiasm on the court one too many times and they might welcome the opportunity to get rid of him. But the coach might want to keep him because he was a first-round pick a year ago. The Celtics are positive that the young player may show off incredible talent on the court.
At the moment, the Celtics are still checking out their options. The news comes via HNGN.
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