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Thunder Trade Perry Jones to Boston

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded forward Perry Jones to the Boston Celtics, along with a 2019 second round draft pick and cash, in exchange for a Celtics second round pick in 2018 and a trade exception

The move appears to be mainly for salary reasons.

It frees up over 2 million dollars from the upcoming season, reducing the Thunder’s luxury tax requirement, since they will be over the salary cap for the 2015-16 season.

Jones has played three seasons for the Thunder after being drafted in the first round in 2012, and has averaged 3.4 points a game.

The Thunder will have one year to use the trade exception, in which they can acquire a player for up $2.1 million.

The  move also reduces the Thunder roster to 14 players, freeing up a roster spot, which could be filled by Josh Huestis, who was picked in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Thunder and played last season for the Oklahoma City Blue.