For the first time in the last few days leading up to the trade deadline, a Thunder player has been involved in a rumor.
@BrettNBA Perry Jones could be traded from OKC. Maybe to the Wiz. We’ll see.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) February 20, 2014
Perry Jones is in his second season with the Thunder. He has seen an increased role with the team this year, but still is only averaging 12.2 minutes per game and he’s only appeared in 44 games.
The most meaningful game Jones played in though was the first meeting between the Thunder and Heat this season. He started the second half and Scott Brooks had him defending LeBron James for most of the second half.
Jones is a very versatile player who is one of the options OKC has to use on LeBron.
I’m not sure who the Thunder would be looking to get back from Washington if they ship Jones that way.
They could go up to as much as $3.3 million in return to remain under the luxury tax. That means maybe a Trevor Booker or Kevin Seraphin. Maybe Chris Singleton is on their radar.
I highly doubt OKC would send Jones to Washington for one of those players. I think he proved how valuable he was in the Heat game. Unless OKC is packaging Kendrick Perkins with him too and getting Trevor Ariza back, no deal here makes sense.