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Perry Jones | Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 235
College: Baylor
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Perry Jones III has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, with an expected recovery time of 4-6 weeks.
Jones hasn't done anything in his two season with OKC, averaging 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds on 43.6 percent shooting from the field during his time there. Jones will have plenty of time to recover for training camp, but he's not a fantasy option in any format. Jul 14 - 12:45 PM

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Perry Jones III will play in summer league during July.

"Do the best I can to work on using my athleticism offensively and defensively," Jones said about his plans this summer. " Just want to be able to guard anybody." His offensive game needs some major work and he'll have to get better to take over as the team's starting shooting guard. Thabo Sefolosha is as good as gone, so Jones does at least have a shot.
Jun 2 - 1:03 PM

Coach Scott Brooks said he could make a change to the starting lineup.

The first thing that comes to mind here would be Serge Ibaka coming back at power forward in place of Nick Collison. Another likely scenario would be Perry Jones stepping in as the starting shooting guard or even Caron Butler. Thabo Sefolosha is having a disastrous series and he could even see less than his 10 minutes from Game 2.
May 24 - 4:14 PM

Perry Jones III played 24 minutes vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring two points with four boards and one block.

Thabo Sefolosha started both halves, but played just 10 minutes. Clearly, coach Scott Brooks has no idea what to do with his lineups and he even went with a frontcourt of Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins for a bit tonight. Brooks has been an easy target in his career for misplays on matchups, but the loss of Serge Ibaka shows their lack of depth.
May 21 - 11:32 PM

Perry Jones III came off the bench in Thursday's win over the Lakers.

Jones had started five straight games in the wake of Thabo Sefolosha's place, but coach Scott Brooks wasn't happy with his defense. That's where Andre Roberson excels. Jones came off the bench for seven points and five rebounds against the Lakers, leaving the Thunder's two-guard spot as a fantasy black hole.
Source: Oklahoman
Mar 14 - 9:23 AM

Perry Jones III will start again at SG vs. the Rockets on Tuesday.

Caron Butler has been playing well off OKC's bench but coach Scott Brooks will keep Jones as a starter to check James Harden defensively. In six starts this season, Jones is averaging 5.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21 minutes per game.
Mar 11 - 6:37 PM

Perry Jones III started again on Thursday, but played just 11 minutes and didn't do anything except miss both of his shots.

Caron Butler got hot off the bench and finished with 14 points in 29 minutes, which means Jones should be thrown back to the waiver wire if you picked him up on a flier.
Mar 6 - 11:53 PM

Perry Jones III has played 25.5 minutes per game as the starter for the Thunder in the last two games without Thabo Sefolosha.

It was a seamless fit for the Thunder with PJ3's excessive wingspan helping offset the loss of one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. His team isn't drawing up plays for him and only three of his 12 shots in the last two games have come from outside of 16 feet, so Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook aren't really kicking the ball out to him. Fantasy owners can ignore him for the most part and the arrival of Caron Butler doesn't help his case for minutes.
Mar 6 - 5:03 PM

Thunder coach Scott Brooks confirmed on Sunday that the SG position will remain "fluid" in the wake of Thabo Sefolosha's 4-6 week absence.

Perry Jones III started on Sunday but may not stick, as he faces competition from Jeremy Lamb, Reggie Jackson, newcomer Caron Butler, and even Andre Roberson. In most instances fantasy owners should delay any bold waiver wire claims until the dust has settled.
Source: Oklahoman
Mar 3 - 11:40 AM

Perry Jones III will start for the Thunder on Sunday due to Thabo Sefolosha's absence with a strained calf.

Sefolosha is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and we'll be keeping a close eye on how coach Scott Brooks divvies up his minutes. Jones averaged 5.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in two starts at SF earlier this season and fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach to his value, since it's conceivable that he'll soon return to the bench in favor of Reggie Jackson, Caron Butler or Jeremy Lamb.

Perry Jones got the start at small forward in place of Kevin Durant (shoulder) on Friday, playing 32 minutes for 10 points, four boards, two assists and three steals.

It was an encouraging game for Jones in the third start of his career. Durant is not expected to miss much time, so there's very little reason to add Jones in most formats.
Jan 25 - 12:39 AM

Perry Jones III did not score in his start against the Jazz on Tuesday.

He added just three boards and missed his only shot attempt. Jones started at power forward with Serge Ibaka (illness) out, but he didn't really do much to earn playing time in the future.
Jan 8 - 2:31 AM

Thunder PF Perry Jones scored a season-high 13 points during Sunday's victory, and he made all three of his 3-point attempts in 19 minutes off the bench.

This anomaly can be ignored for fantasy purposes -- with the Thunder walloping the Jazz by 20+ points throughout the second half, Jones got extra opportunities down the stretch.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:30:00 PM

The Thunder used their third-year option on Perry Jones III on Friday.

PJ3 is a small forward for the Thunder, which is not exactly an area of weakness for their team. Jones will get just $1.1 million next year, so it was an easy decision for the Thunder. He's off the fantasy radar, though.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 07:21:00 PM

Thunder forward Perry Jones III is unlikely to participate in the Orlando Summer League this week due to a minor oral infection.

He may return to action late in the week, which would be a positive from OKC's evaluation and development standpoint. Jones is "in the mix" for a bigger role with Kevin Martin gone, but even his numbers in the D-League last season suggest fantasy irrelevance -- 13.4 points on 44.4 percent FGs and 68.3 percent FTs, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
Source: Oklahoman
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 07:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Sebastian Telfair
4Semaj Christon
SG1Anthony Morrow
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Josh Huestis
4Andre Roberson
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Kendrick Perkins
2Steven Adams
3Mitch McGary