This guy has serious star potential if he can ever get his confidence issues together, in games he hit a 3 pointer he averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds, in games he didn't hit a 3 he averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds, if he ever gets that killer confidence he will be a monster that is IF.
All he has to be is a solid #4 or 5 option, when on the floor. Durrant, Westbrook, Harden, Ibaka, and Perk . PJIII can be part of a geat bench.
JUST the BENCH: They have Maynor coming back from injury at PG, Reggie Jackson to take over the Harden bench spark PG/SG, 3pt specialist DeQuan Cook SG, Thabo as defensive specialist SG/SF, PJIII SF/PF, Nick Collison PF/C, Cole Aldrich as the 4th/5th big, and then as 12th man they have Andrey Vorontsevich coming form Euro ball as PF/SF
He will be great as their 7th man I think the main reason he struggled was because his coach didn't know how to use him because he's unique I remember him playing point a couple games last year because of his handles this year they tried to make him play power forward when he's really a long 3
Ideal 9 man rotation here with the usual starting five, Eric Maynor coming back from injury, super sub James Harden, Nick Collison, and Perry Jones. And you still have Derek Fisher and Daequan Cook. That team is loaded.
I am also excited/borderline frightened about this team that OKC can run out there:
Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Perry Jones III, and Serge Ibaka.
don't forget about Reggie Jackson the PG/SG they made shut down last year so they could steal him, they had him rated as a Westbrok Jr. and played a very good backup PG last year when Maynor went down, until they got Fisher. He may get a shot in the Harden role if Harden moves to the starting SG spot for Thabo.
If Perry Jones can give the Thunder 13 and 6 I think they'll live with that. Jones does need to work on his confidense, but if you watch the Thunder or have followed them since their begining you know that they have a way of comforming players to their culture. Work hard, play hard, and you will succeed. All of their players have improved every year, and I see no reason why Jones won't turn into a good player there with all the possitive reinforcment that he'll be getting. I mean come on look who he's going to be playing against in practice!
He's playing with the guy he idolized and resembles Kevin Durant they both share similar qualities if Perry can work on his jumper and his ball handling he can be a poor man's Durant he can play the 2,3,4 the thunder could run a small lineup with Westbrook,Durant,harden, jones, and ibaka like they did in the playoffs for a short stretch
I was so nervous that the Heat would take Perry Jones, and I was ecstatic when we picked him. I think this is exactly what he needs: a place where he won't be expected to be the star, where he'll learn to play from one of the best in Durant, and will get comfortable with the game. The possibility of having Westbrook-Harden-Durant-Jones-Ibaka on the floor at the same time is scary for the rest of the league. I couldn't be happier with our pick. Also, this team will be rigged in 2k lol
However, if he had confidence issues before, him falling this far (and having Miles Plumlee picked before him) can do 1 of 2 things:
1) Lights a fire under him and proves everyone that passed on him wrong, and make lots of money when his rookie contract is up
2) Kill his confidence, content with coming off the bench and will be traded 5-6 times in his career, never finding the right place and never reaching his potential
it's so good for Perry not only he will mature under KD but i mean there are lots of guys who selected late first round isn't even in the league so being the next Anthony Randolph even won't be enough not to be a bust..so much pressure got out of him