Oklahoma City Thunder: Perry Jones assigned to Tulsa 66ers

Coach Scott Brooks said Jones will get good practice time and game time. Jones averaged 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.6 minutes with Oklahoma City,
by Darnell Mayberry Published: December 3, 2012

photo - Oklahoma City's Perry Jones III (3) moves towards the basket during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Oklahoma City won 108-88. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Perry Jones III (3) moves towards the basket during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Oklahoma City won 108-88. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

BACK TO SCHOOL

The Thunder held practice on the campus of Columbia University on Monday afternoon, bringing back memories for many players who are not far removed from their college days.

Several student-athletes got to meet and greet Thunder players, and the men's basketball team took the court shortly after the Thunder wrapped up its session.

“I look up to these guys, they're still in school,” said Durant as he stood on the baseline while the men's team took the court and began full-court sprints. “They're on pace to get a degree and I don't have one of those. It's good to see student-athletes come out here and work hard toward something they love. It makes you miss college a little bit. So it's cool to get in here.”

THUNDERSTRUCK ON DVD

Durant's feature-length movie, ‘Thunderstruck,' will be released Tuesday online and in stores across the country.

The movie, which was released in select theaters Aug. 24, features Durant playing himself and mysteriously switching talent levels with an uncoordinated high school kid.

The DVD release will include special features such as Durant and co-star Taylor Gray discussing the film, an interview with James Belushi and deleted scenes.

TIP-INS

Nets starting center and leading scorer Brook Lopez is day-to-day with a sprained foot. … Before Monday's games, the Thunder led the league in points per game with a 105.1 average. The Nets ranked second in points allowed at 91.1 per game. …The Thunder has won six straight against the Nets. OKC's last loss to the Nets was Nov. 12, 2009. … Nets part owner Jay-Z turns 43 on Tuesday.

QUOTABLE

Thunder forward Nick Collison when asked how many dunks he had in Saturday's win at New Orleans — “I think I had 3 1/2. Yeah. One was, like, maybe a dunk. I hope I get credit for a dunk. The last time I had that many dunks in a game was probably the 1900s, when I was in high school.”


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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