Oklahoma City Thunder roundtable: Evaluating Perry Jones III's season

The Oklahoman's writers take a look at how Perry Jones III is coming along.
by Berry Tramel and Darnell Mayberry Published: June 2, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma City's Perry Jones (3) defends on Milwaukee's Gustavo Ayon (19) during the season finale NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Milwaukee Bucks at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Perry Jones (3) defends on Milwaukee's Gustavo Ayon (19) during the season finale NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Milwaukee Bucks at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

1. If Perry Jones III is a player without a position, is that truly a good thing?

Darnell Mayberry: Depends. Is he any good at any of them? Frankly, I think that's a question we're all still trying to figure out.

John Rohde: The only way this is a good thing is if Jones ends up sharing court time with Kevin Durant, otherwise Jones will be a backup for however long they're teammates. These two are interchangeable at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions.

Berry Tramel: I don't know if it's “truly a good thing,” but I don't think it's a bad thing. I've never looked at Perry Jones and thought, he doesn't have a position. But I've looked at Perry Jones a bunch and thought, does he have a game?

2. Is Jones ahead of schedule, on schedule, or behind schedule after his rookie season?

Mayberry: Given the plight of every rookie the Thunder has had since 2010, he's right on track. Rookies arrive, sit, watch and learn.

Rohde: Can't imagine he'd be considered ahead of schedule with all the fuss made about “stealing” him with the No. 28 pick in last year's NBA Draft. I'll be generous and say he's on schedule because the Thunder has been extremely patient with rookies.

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by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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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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