After a tumultuous two months that has seen his draft stock slowly slip from the lottery to the middle of the first round, Baylor sophomore Perry Jones was selected No. 28 overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jones, an athletic 6'11 235 forward with a 7'2 wingspan, is one of the most talented prospects in the draft, but concerns about his toughness as well as issues with his knee sent him falling down draft boards in the last few weeks.
But if he had any motivation issues, he certainly received motivation on draft night, as big men with nowhere near as much talent (Andrew Nicholson, Jared Sullinger, Miles Plumlee) went ahead of him.
In Oklahoma City, he'll have a great chance to grow into a complementary role next to the Thunder's stars and he could make their small-ball line-up deadly next to Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka.
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