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Lottery dropouts shine in pro debuts

Perry Jones, Jared Sullinger show games worthy of a high pick in Orlando opener

Updated: July 10, 2012, 10:56 PM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- You would understand if Perry Jones never wanted to hear the word "motor" again, much less use it himself.

Motor, or lack thereof, was one of the reasons Jones was the biggest slider on draft day, all the way down to the 28th pick, by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The concept that Jones didn't play with consistent energy was as big of a negative mark on his scouting report as an old knee issue that concerned some teams.

But in his first foray with the Thunder on ...

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