HoopsHype Perry Jones rumors

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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

May 22, 2013 Updates

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

April 9, 2013 Updates

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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Nominations for the Mark Madsen award have reopened. In spite of Enes Kanter’s efforts to secure the award for most awkward dance, Oklahoma City Thunder rookie forward Hollis Thompson is putting his name on the ballot. Captured in animated GIF form and tweeted by rookie teammate Perry Jones III, Thompson is seen doing what is only known as the “Hollis.” SheridanHoops

October 7, 2012 Updates

Jones prefers to be referred to as Perry Jones III rather than Perry Jones and that's why he chose jersey No. 3. However, the NBA does not allow Roman numerals on uniforms, so he will simply have “Jones” on the back of his jersey. Oklahoman

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Perry Jones III who was picked at no.28 in the draft by OKC is proving to be healthy enough to fill the role that could be Vorontsevich’s. There were concerns about the meniscus of his right knee, that’s why his stock fell in the draft, but now the team believes that there isn’t any real problem. So, the forward from Baylor will get the roster spot instead of the Russian. EuroHoops.net

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

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