In a PR statement released Monday afternoon, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced that the team has picked up the options for Darius Bazley, Ty Jerome and Aleksej Pokusevski. Bazley and Jerome were drafted in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft while Pokusevski was drafted in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. None of these moves should be surprising.
In 31 games played for the Suns in his rookie year, Jerome averaged 10.6 minutes played per game and scored 3.3 points per game. He shot 28.0% from three on 1.6 attempts per game and shot 33.6% from the field. On November 16, 2020, Jerome was sent from the Suns to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a trade for future Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul.