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Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb

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Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb

Anyone catch the OKC game today? Brooks rested pretty much everyone, giving big minutes to Reggie Jackson, Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb. I was able to watch a large portion of the game and I saw some good things from the two rooks.

Both guys showed some promise today. Granted, they were given 40 minutes and scoring opportunities on a sliver platter throughout the game. But they are rookies, so I won't judge them on consistency.

Perry Jones played 39 minutes and scored 14 points on 50% shooting and snagged 9 rebounds. A solid stat line, but you wouldn't know it from watching the game. He scored quietly, and passed on so many chances at contributing. It was clear that Brooks was giving him the keys for this game and Perry just wasn't ready to capitalize on opportunity. While Perry seems like a great guy, it's people like him that make me hate sports at times. There are so many guys out there that would kill to be given a shot in the league. But because they lack athleticism or too small, they're forced to hang em up or go overseas. Meanwhile Perry is nutured like a child because he was born in a god's body. It's big time BS, but it's the biz I guess. (Tangent over).

Perry played controlled, and showed great skill. When he scored it looked easy. But I we knew that already.

Lamb let it fly today, putting up 21 shots. He only made 6 of them, but I didn't mind the approach. Like Perry, Brooks gave him the keys and wanted to see what he had if given the opportunity. At least he wanted it. Besides a poor shooting night, Jeremy displayed surprising strength. He was able to bully for some rebounds, and made a couple baskets through considerable contact. I think ultimately he will make his living as a slasher. He has good body control, so if I were him I would work on getting a great floater. With his length it would be hard to defend.

Overall, both guys showed skill. Obviously with that much playing time the results could have been better. However, at least their developing.


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Next season the Thunder might

Next season the Thunder might be facing the same thing the LA Clippers are facing with Eric Bledsoe when it comes to Reggie Jackson, dude has alot of potential and he's a big guard, interesting to see what happens with him in the next few years.

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Please don't ever compare

Please don't ever compare Jackson to Bledsoe

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lol he's going to be better

lol he's going to be better then bledsoe, how bout that?

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Lol I didn't compare Jackson to Bledsoe, I said they may have the same situation to where when they get minutes they perform very well and may want to be somewhere they will start and where other teams may give them a chance to start and earn alot of money.

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Oh and why not? please elaborate

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I was kind of dissapointed in the Thunder this year for not playing their young talent more... I think it would be worth a couple losses to get these players more minutes and prepare players like Jones, Jackson, and Lamb to contribute in the future. I liked what I saw from all of them in that last game though... I wonder if Lamb will take over Martin's role next year.

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The development plan being used by OKC is looking to me like it is working, Reggie Jackson showed it today, 23/6/5 in his extended minutes... These guys are going against some of the best players in the game each day at practice, and then travelling to Tulsa by night to get game time with the 66ers, its actually a perfect scenario, and their roles will be increased year by year...

"The unlimited number of assignments marked a change for this season, and no NBA team has used the D-League affiliate more than the Thunder, with Oklahoma City making 32 player assignments to the 66ers so far. That number far outdistances the Houston Rockets, who have used their affiliates (Rio Grande Valley) the next-highest amount in the league with 14 assignments."

I wouldn't be surprised if OKC didn't even offer Kevin Martin a deal, but if he is to stay, it will have to be on under $5.5m per season... Lamb will get 15mpg next year if Martin leaves imo, Reggie Jackson will get 22mpg which means he and Russ will share the floor for 10 minutes...

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If Martin stays, Lamb needs

If Martin stays, Lamb needs his own team. He would fit nice with the Pistons or the Wolves

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Lamb

If Martin stays I bet it would be only a 1 or 2 year contract... Lamb has too much talent to sit for longer than that, and the Thunder knows it.

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