It was hard not to be impressed with Perry Jones The Third after his performance Monday against the Bobcats. Yes, preseason. And yes, Bobcats. But his 8-of-10 effort for 17 points showcased his incredibly well-rounded game and breathtaking athleticism.
It left me thinking that Scott Brooks has to make sure Jones finds minutes this season. But Brooks kind of pumped the brakes Wednesday after practice on that, just a tad.
“And how good he played, he still backs up Kevin, so there aren’t a lot minutes,” Brooks said. “We’re all excited. He did so many things well last game but still, he’s a rookie and Kevin’s pretty good.”
Where Jones is probably most intriguing though isn’t just as Durant’s backup, but in playing with him. They’re similar players, which means the Thunder could have an interesting combination of versatility on the floor together as the two guys switched between the 3 and 4. Keep Reading…