HoopsHype Perry Jones rumors

July 13, 2012 Updates

It figured that Perry Jones would eventually find his way onto the summer league shelf. After all, conventional wisdom had said he had a poor motor and maybe he was up on a lift and in need of an oil change. However, it was a tweak to his left ankle and not anything to do with the level of Jones' play that put him on the bench. But not before the 6-foot-11 forward showed that he just might be a gift that dropped into the lap of the Thunder when he fell all the way to No. 28 on draft night. "It's like a song in my head, I've heard it so much," Jones said of the talk about his motor. "It's in my vocabulary now." NBA.com

"He's a guy that has quickness at his size and fits in with his length and versatility," said Thunder general manager Sam Presti. "And what we've seen at this point is someone who has been excellent in terms of coming in and showing that he is a willing and active learner." NBA.com

July 12, 2012 Updates

Perry Jones didn’t play because he’s done for the week with a sprained ankle. Cole Aldrich and Reggie Jackson didn’t play so they could rest. Lazar Hayward had flu-like symptoms and didn’t even leave the hotel. Oklahoman

July 10, 2012 Updates

Thunder first-round pick Perry Jones III had to leave the team's summer league game on Tuesday after sustaining a sprained left ankle. It's unclear whether Jones will be available for the final three games in Orlando. A team spokesman said Jones will be re-evaluated Wednesday morning. “I don't know exactly what happened,” Jones said. “All I know is my ankle start hurting and I went straight to the ground. Other than that, hopefully it was a good possession.” Oklahoman

July 9, 2012 Updates
July 7, 2012 Updates

Royce Young: OKC announces its summer league team. Of note: Cole Aldrich, Perry Jones III, Reggie Jackson, Lazar Hayward, Latavious Williams, Ryan Reid. Twitter

June 30, 2012 Updates

As far as PJ3 he said all the right things during his introductory news conference including this when I asked him how is knee is now and if it affected his season at all at Baylor. “My knee’s fine, it didn’t affect me at Baylor,” he said simply. Presti then amplified that point saying the injury didn’t even happen while Jones was with the Bears and is neither new nor particularly concerning. “It’s a previous injury he had prior to coming to Baylor he’s played two years (since) and has been incredibly consistent with it and it’s just something we have to watch as we go forward. If there’s anything that comes up from it we’ll be proactive but going into the situation we’re thrilled and we’re looking forward to having him compete this summer.” DailyThunder.com

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June 27, 2012 Updates

6-11 forward Perry Jones III, former star at Baylor, arrived in Houston on Wednesday to meet with the Houston Rockets. With the Rockets having moved up in the NBA Draft and now own the 12th-overall pick, Houston may have serious interest in Jones. "I know they traded up to get the No. 12 pick, so hopefully I'm down here for a good cause," said Jones in an interview with FOX 26 Sports after he arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport. "Just tell them what I've improved on, tell them the positives," Jones said. "Obviously they want me here for a reason if they want to visit with me so late in the draft (process). "I would love to play for them. I mean it's close to home too." FOX 26 Sports

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