Thunder notebook: Kendrick Perkins undergoes surgery to repair hip injury

Thunder center Kendrick Perkins underwent surgery Thursday morning in Philadelphia to repair the hip injury that plagued him throughout the playoffs.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 12, 2012
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Thabeet has been in Orlando participating in workouts all week with coaches and Thunder guards Daequan Cook and Eric Maynor. The team made the decision to allow Thabeet to continue to work out privately rather than add him to the summer league roster late in the week.

DWIGHT BUYCKS HAS BIG GAME

Thunder summer league guard Dwight Buycks scored a team-high 22 points on 10-for-15 shooting to go with five assists to lead the Thunder to its win over the Nets on Thursday.

Buycks, an undrafted point guard out of Marquette in 2011, played 28 games for the Tulsa 66ers last year and averaged 15.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 26.8 minutes. On Thursday, he started in place of Jackson and proceeded to win a head-to-head battle with former Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor.

“Buycks is a tough little guard,” said Thunder coach Mark Bryant. “He really knows how to play the game. He helped us out tremendously throughout this week and he's getting better and better each game. The kid can score, he can pass the ball, he can do quite a few things.”

TIP-INS

Lazar Hayward remained at the team hotel instead of attending Thursday's game while nursing flu-like symptoms. Hayward also sustained a shoulder contusion in Wednesday's game. … Latavious Williams scored four points with four rebounds in 22 minutes Thursday. .The Thunder had 15 assists Thursday, the most OKC has had this week … Oklahoma City shot 50.7 percent against Brooklyn, the most efficient the Thunder has been shooting the ball in Orlando. … Friday's Orlando finale against Utah tips off at 7 a.m. Central time.


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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