I wish perry jones would've been drafted to a crappy team so that he could actual get some playing time to see if he was any good in the league. I would just like to see how he would progress as a player his rookie year. How has he been doing in the d-league?
Not me, he's in a perfect situation to where he's not pressured to being the star and can just grow into his own as we all know he struggles with his confidence. He's been doing a little bit of everything in the D league but his shooting has been less than desirable; Jeremy lamb has been lighting it up averaging 23 points a game
However almsot every time Perry Jones gets any playing time for the Thunder - he looks good, knocking down jumpers and finishing nice dunks, while Lamb seems really uncomfortable rushing his shots and turning the ball over.
I hate the situation Perry is in, he could contribute to a bottom feeder right now.
Perry and Lamb just aren't ready yet; next season they will be big parts in the rotation, I agree with perry knocking down shots he looks good off the dribble.
He'll get his time in the future. Instead of just throwing him to the sharks sometimes it is better for rookies to watch, learn, and just take in all the information. I would expect him and Lamb to both be rotation players next year.
I think it's better to expose young players to veteran winners, as opposed to a team where everyone is frustrated because they don't win. Let them learn what it's like in the playoffs, practicing against against the best players in the league every year and when they get a chance they'll make the most of it.
James Harden and B.J. Mullens come to mind. They were brought around slowly and made the most of their opportunities when given a chance elsewhere.
Perry Jones is learning from a group of professionals that work hard on their craft. Perfect fit for a guy with a ton of potential
It doesn't help young players to just be handed minutes and get beaten around by team who know what they are doing. If OKC can teach Jones and Jeremy Lamb to fit in their system and work to play in a supplemental fashion with Kevin Durant in a year or two, then what does it matter that they aren't on the court now?
As for how he is performing in Tulsa, he is
The 2 big rebounding games are nice (albeit in blowout losses), but those numbers don't look that great, especially since he's getting big minutes and parent team players tend to get higher priority during stints in the D-League.
Thats all well and great that stuff about learning from professionals and being patient because it worked so well with Thabeet and Beasley.
Evan Turner is a full year behind the curve because he was brought along way too slowly.
But in regards to Perry Jones didnt he drop in the draft because Drs are afraid his knees wont last 4 years in the league?
So OKC will be done groomin him by the time his knees blow out?