There's just one week left of preseason and that means limited time for a guy like Perry Jones III to make a strong impression. He hasn't had a lot of time on the court yet, but that should change this week.
After playing seven minutes in the team’s exhibition opener in Milan, and missing the next game in Madrid after returning home from Italy to attend the funeral of a cousin, he played nine minutes last Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets and never left the bench Friday against the New York Knicks. "That was just (Friday night)," coach Brad Stevens said. "I played Perry a lot early on. I just wanted James (Young) to get a few more minutes. Perry will play this upcoming week."
If Jones fails to impress, then the team might just waive him when rosters have to be cut down on Saturday. If he shows enough to earn himself a longer look, then the team might have to look elsewhere for cuts or make a move to shed a guaranteed contract.
According to former GM Bobby Marks, this is the week when teams start discussing moves.
What to look for going into the last week of Pre-Season (expect some team exec phones starting to ring) pic.twitter.com/UA2qDX0HTV— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) October 18, 2015
So keep an eye and an ear out for rumors to crop up this week. Or you could just keep coming back to CelticsBlog and we'll have you covered.