Danny Ainge says Perry Jones is 'a different type of player than we have in the frontcourt right now'
The Boston Celtics have a loaded frontcourt, with over half a dozen players on guaranteed contracts who can all step in and produce in Brad Stevens' system.
On the surface, Perry Jones is one in the crowd, but the 23-year-old has a body and skill-set that doesn't grow on trees. Here's what general manager Danny Ainge has to say about his newest acquisition, per ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg:
"With OKC, there hasn’t been as much of an opportunity for him to play as much as he would like as a youngster on a team trying to compete for a championship. But [he is] very athletic -- a different type of player than we have in the frontcourt right now with his athleticism and length."
Jones may not make Boston's final roster (they have a couple guaranteed contracts to cut before opening night) but if he does, Stevens will have a fun, versatile toy to play with. Jones' potential is humongous, and if untapped the Celtics gain an incredible weapon.
(h/t: ESPN Boston)