Reggie Perry is making the most of the opportunity playing with the Brooklyn Nets G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
Perry, who has played in all three of Long Island’s games, says he doesn’t know how long he’ll continue to be down in the Disney World “bubble.” The 20-year-old, knows he’ll be with the Nets G League affiliate for however long Sean Marks wants him there.
Perry added how not playing alongside the Nets Big Three gives him the ability to show his full skill set.
“I’m here for whenever. I am here as long as the GM Sean Marks wants me to be here,” Perry said. “I’m focused on getting better in the time I am here. While I’m here, be able to show multiple parts of my game and being able to tighten up all things. Not playing with guys like James, Kev, and Kyrie really makes me show a lot more things.”
Indeed he is.
Perry has displayed quite the skill set down in the bubble. The 6’9” power forward hasn’t shied away from shooting the three-ball, hitting 44 percent from behind the arc - complemented by his emerging mid-range shooting (53 percent). Perry has also shown he can handle the ball, dribbling in transition and finishing at the rim while shown great footwork and finishes around the rim, highlighted by his patience.
There is no secret Perry is getting lots of minutes with the Nets G League affiliate. He says he’s grateful for the boost in minutes and wants to compliment his playing time with personal growth ... and some wins.
“It’s been good. It’s been a great opportunity to play a lot of minutes in an NBA setting,” Perry said. “At the same time, compete, try to win games, and have a lot of time to develop, get better, and work on your game.”
Perry has posted two double-doubles in his three games played and averaging 18.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks in 27.7 minutes of play.
While Perry is down in the ‘bubble,’ the Nets have a fluid situation with their bigs on the roster. Aside from DeAndre Jordan and Perry, who are locked into contracts, Norvel Pelle and Noah Vonleh are on non-guaranteed deals — Pelle on a two-year, Vonleh on a one— while Nicolas Claxton is about to start playing with the stay-ready group, his return not for several more weeks.
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