Over his three seasons in the NBA, Perry Jones has averaged just 3.4 points in 11.7 minutes per game.  It's generally assumed that unless Danny Ainge puts together another trade, Jones won't even make the Celtics 15-man roster this year.

But before writing him off completely, it's worth remembering he once did this:

October 30, 2014: Jones poured in 32 points on 10-for-17 shooting (3-for-6 on threes), along with seven rebounds, three assists and one block.  He followed that up with 20 points in the Thunder's next game, and 16 in the contests after that.

The three highest scoring outputs of his career came in back-to-back-to-back outings during Oklahoma City's second, third and fourth games of last season.  Both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were injured, which was all it took for Jones to show off his potential.  Jones suffered a knee injury himself in Game No. 5, and by the time he was healthy they'd both returned to action.

Is it possible Jones (who's still only 23 years old) was on the verge of breaking out and becoming a star?  Hopefully we'll get a chance to find out in Boston.

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Mark Van Deusen 8/30/2015 12:30:00 PM Edit
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