The first thing most people notice about Perry Jones is his ear-to-ear grin. On Tuesday at the final Thunder Youth Basketball camp of the summer, Jones was able to put smiles on a lot of campers’ faces.

The 2012 first-round draft pick by the Thunder spent the afternoon working with the 5-to-16 year-old boys and girls, first engaging them with a question-and-answer session, then working with them in drills and even taking part in a game of five-on-five.

Led by Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Team USA has always been about respect. Respect for the letters on their jerseys, respect for their opponents and respect for one another. On Sunday, Team USA once again earned the world’s respect as it beat Spain 107-100 in the London Olympics Gold Medal game.

OKLAHOMA CITY, August 4, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder signed forward Daniel Orton to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Orton (6-10, 255 pounds) appeared in 16 games (two starts) during the 2011-12 season as a member of the Orlando Magic and recorded averages of 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per contest.

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