Jones Already Bonding with Kevin Durant
Despite limited time with his new OKC teammates, (Perry) Jones surprisingly said he already felt close to one player in particular — Kevin Durant — even though they’ve communicated primarily by text. “He’s a guy who really cares about his teammates,” Jones said. “A lot of people at his level, they mostly just care about themselves. It’s very rare you come around a guy like that who cares about his team. Besides just checking on me – seeing how I’m doing and things like that – he’s talking about working out together when he gets back. He said he looks forward to being pushed.”
Jones has found a home locally, but admittedly missed some of the Summer Olympics while making the move. “Didn’t have cable, and the power went out a couple of days,” Jones said.
Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden won the gold medal as members of Team USA, edging Thunder teammate Serge Ibaka and Spain in the championship game 107-100.
“It’s great to have four Olympians on the team,” Jones said. “It just means they work hard. They deserve it. All four of them being in the championship game, that’s a blessing. I can’t complain. I just know it’s going to be tougher now when they get back because those guys work hard.”