Perry totaled 20 points (9-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks over 33 minutes during Sunday's 111-80 loss to the Jazz. Starting at center with Drew Eubanks resting, Perry took advantage of the big jump in minutes to post easily his best game of the season. The 2020 second-round pick has spent time with the Nets, Pacers and now Blazers since entering the league, but he'll likely have trouble securing a guaranteed roster spot in 2022-23.
Perry is starting Sunday's game against the Jazz, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports. Perry re-signed with the Trail Blazers on Sunday and will serve as a starter in the regular-season finale since Drew Eubanks (wrist) is out. Perry appeared in eight games with Portland earlier in the year and averaged 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game.
Perry re-signed Saturday with the Trail Blazers on a rest-of-season contract via the NBA's hardship exception. Perry's 10-day deal with Portland expired earlier Saturday, but he'll stick with the Trail Blazers for Sunday's season finale against the Jazz with 10 other players on the roster having already been ruled out for the game due to injury. During his week-and-a-half long stint with Portland, Perry has appeared in all six of the team's games during that stretch while averaging 9.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.8 assists and 0.7 blocks in 17.2 minutes.
Perry closed with 15 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, one assist, two blocks and four steals in 22 minutes during Thursday's 127-94 loss to the Pelicans. In his seventh game for the Trail Blazers, the second-year big set a new career high for steals while tying his career high in scoring. Perry has become a regular part of the Portland rotation over the last five games, averaging 10.0 points, 5.8 boards, 1.4 steals, 1.0 assists and 0.8 blocks in 17.4 minutes a night as he looks to prove he deserves a spot on the roster next season as well.
Perry recorded 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 10 rebounds and one block over 19 minutes in Friday's 130-111 loss to the Spurs. Perry has been making the most of his 10-day contract with Portland. In a time when depth has been needed, the second-year forward has totaled 26 points across his two appearances during his current stint with the Trail Blazers. If the Trail Blazers continue to deal with injuries, it wouldn't be surprising to see Perry maintain his production down the stretch.
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