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2012 NBA Draft Rumors: Perry Jones Knee Injury Could Be Reason For Falling Draft Stock

Baylor's Perry Jones has began to slide down most draft boards, and ESPN's Chad Ford is reporting that the reason is because of a knee injury:

Specifically, Ford reports that a meniscus issue in the left knee of the Baylor guard has several clubs concerned about Jones' long-term durability. While the issue isn't considered career threatening, Ford reports that enough clubs are concerned to push Jones to the bottom of the first round:

While opinions vary among NBA doctors on the ramifications of the issue, some teams feel that the knee could be an issue down the road and at some point in the future require surgery. Not all teams have the same degree of alarm, but the concerns have caused Jones' stock to slide from the mid-to-late lottery portion of the draft down into the late teens and early 20s of the round.

Over at SB Nation's NBA page, Tom Ziller still has Jones in the Top 10, going to the Golden State Warriors seventh overall.

For more on the 2012 NBA Draft, check out SB Nation's NBA page.

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