Boston Celtics: Five Most Important Players This Season

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Sep 25, 2015; Waltham, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Perry Jones (38) during media day at the Boston Celtic Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Perry Jones

If you do not keep up with college basketball, you may not even know who Perry Jones is. Jones, a star player for Baylor University in college, has been in the shadow of Kevin Durant throughout his brief NBA career. A 52% shooter in his two-year Baylor career, Jones is known for scoring.

Still only 24-years-old and a former first round pick, many may wonder why the Celtics got him for a second round pick? I see two reasons for this. One, Oklahoma City cleared cap space by letting him go. Two, Jones has a serious history of knee problems, hurting his value. Even this offseason, Jones is dealing with knee soreness. His knees are the only thing holding him back from being a very strong NBA scorer.

This guy can score with the best of them when given the chance, and he has enough athleticism to make a mark as a rebounder and defensive post player.

A high risk acquisition with a very high reward potentially, I viewed this signing as the best off season move for the team. If his knees can hold up, he will be an impact scorer off the bench to go along with Isaiah Thomas. Coming off the bench, Jones and Thomas would be a dynamic duo on the floor.

Next: Big Off Season Acquisition