HoopsHype Perry Jones rumors

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An anonymous NBA scount dishes his take on the Thunder's outlook with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sidelined. "They are going to have a hard time scoring. You know they are not going to rush KD back because that’s not what they do. The entire offense was funneled to Westbrook and Durant. You can run the same sets but how effective is it going to be without two of the top 10 players in the NBA? But that’s probably what they are going to do. Reggie Jackson is like a mini-Westbrook. He’s going to get a lot of shots. It was the Perry Jones Show against the Clippers, so he will get looks too. Serge Ibaka isn’t a post presence but they might try to do more to get him more baseline jump shots. These are band-aids though. In this conference, they can easily lose 10 or 15 games over the next month and be in a deep hole when Russ or KD comes back. This injury could knock them out of the playoffs." Sports Illustrated

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Darnell Mayberry: A lot of the younger players have been (in Oklahoma City) for most of the summer. They get away for stretches throughout the summer but return to work with the coaching staff. Guys like Mitch McGary, Steven Adams, Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones have spent the majority of their time here. What they're working on is anyone's guess. Oklahoman

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I watched Perry Jones III hand his gift card to the family he was with, pull out his own wallet and say, “I got it.” (Sidebar: Steven Adams was definitely the best player to tag along with. His kid wanted a certain Lego that came in a specific color. So Adams turned around and asked the Target employee with them if they had it. When she said no, Adams didn’t hesitate. “Oh, well I bet Walmart does.” Then he proceeded to try and haggle with her on the $39.95 price.) DailyThunder.com

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Thunder forward Perry Jones III is unlikely to participate in the Orlando Pro Summer League this week after undergoing an oral procedure to remedy an infection. Jones, now in his second year after being drafted 28th overall in 2012 out of Baylor, will be with the team in Orlando and there is slight chance he might be able to compete later in the week. But he's considered questionable going into the week, and it seems likely he won't take the court at all. Oklahoman

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Pick acquired from Raptors: There is increasing chatter among NBA executives that the Thunder -- with two first- round picks and young talent in Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones on the roster -- will look to make a major move on draft night. If they keep this pick, Saric, a smooth, mobile big man one executive describes as "the best passing big in the draft" is a nice find. Saric isn't the bruising back-to-the-basket scorer that Oklahoma City craves, but he is exactly the kind of high potential talent GM Sam Presti loves to develop. SI.com

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The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forward Perry Jones and guards Jeremy Lamb and DeAndre Liggins from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Jones played in three games (all starts) this postseason with the 66ers, averaging of 10.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steal in 33.7 minutes per game. In 15 regular season games (all starts) the forward averaged 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.5 minutes. NBA.com

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The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forward Perry Jones and guards Jeremy Lamb and DeAndre Liggins to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Jones has appeared in 36 games this season with the Thunder while recording averages of 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.7 minutes per game. NBA.com

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