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The scouting report on Perry Jones is that despite his athleticism, he doesn't have a go-to move that he can use to power through defenses. Also, his offensive skill set isn't diverse enough to really keep the savvier defenses in the NBA on their toes for an entire game.
Let's not forget the basics. Jones is 6'11" and can play small forward with ease because of his ball-handling skills. He can be effective from anywhere on the court and will work with the coaching staff to develop a few go-to moves that will enable him to score at will or command double teams that will result in an easy kickout to the open man.
Yes, he's a bit raw offensively right now, but he'll adapt to defenses and come into his own. Yes, he's an inconsistent shooter, but some of the best players in the NBA were inconsistent in college.
He said in a NBADraft.net interview in 2009 that his inconsistent jump shot is what he needs to work on the most. He gets it. It will get better over time. The fact that his jumper isn't great going into the NBA isn't exactly a cause for concern. Plenty of players have come in with mediocre jump shots and carved out nice careers for themselves. Scouts even knocked Steve Nash for his poor shooting coming out of Santa Clara.
It's rare for an NBA player to truly play like a guard in a big man's body, but that's exactly what he does. Teams should overlook his shortcomings because they're deficiencies that many players face coming into the league.
Once he figures it out and adjusts, watch out. Many teams will be wondering why they overlooked Jones.