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Terrence Jones | Forward | #9

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/9/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 252
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (18) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Terrence Jones cleared waivers on Saturday.
It's a little surprising that nobody picked up Jones on his cheap contract. Some team should be after Jones as a backup, but he's not the best stash candidate unless your waiver wire is dry. Feb 25 - 5:45 PM

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Pelicans waive F Terrence Jones.

With the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, there just isn't going to be minutes for Jones in New Orleans. He should certainly receive some interest in the free agent market and some of the bad teams could claim him to give him minutes. Chances are his fantasy value drops on a new team, but he could still be worth stashing in deeper leagues to see where he winds up.
Feb 23 - 5:58 PM

The Pelicans are now expected to waive Terrence Jones, according to Justin Verrier of

He wasn't on the practice floor today and the Pelicans likely wanted to unload him for cheap on a deal. Jones will be one of many players teams will go after in the free agent market following the deadline. He is likely going to see a smaller role than what he had in the first half, so he may not be worth owning in standard leagues going forward.
Feb 23 - 3:16 PM

Trade candidates Terrence Jones and Omer Asik (illness) were both missing from Pelicans shootaround on Thursday prior to tonight's game against the Rockets.

Jones is technically dealing with a thumb injury but this is more likely a trade holdout, as he's one of the players everyone expects to be moved today. Asik is listed as doubtful tonight due to his illness, but it would not be at all surprising to see both players traded in the next few hours.
Feb 23 - 12:13 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly looking to trade Terrence Jones in the wake of Sunday's deal that brought DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

The desire for a trade is a "mutual decision" between the team and Jones' representatives, and it makes sense now that frontcourt minutes are scarce. The sheer uncertainty of his situation makes it difficult to own him, but Jones' fantasy value could spike if he's dealt an ideal role -- he's a luxury hold until the deadline passes.
Feb 20 - 12:33 AM

Terrence Jones (thumb) and Dante Cunningham (personal) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

Wednesday will be New Orleans' final game before the break, so it makes sense to hold Jones out with the Pelicans only playing for Ping Pong balls. With both Jones and Cunningham on the sidelines, Alexis Ajinca will have another opportunity to start, and Anthony Davis will flirt with minutes in the 40s. Both Jones and Cunningham should be back in action after the All-Star break.

Terrence Jones (thumb) will not play on Monday vs. the Suns.

This is the third game in a row on the shelf for Jones, but he remains day-to-day. With Dante Cunningham (personal) out, we could get an extended look at Donatas Motiejunas tonight.
Feb 13 - 8:18 PM

Terrence Jones (thumb) is questionable to play Monday vs. the Suns.

Dante Cunningham (personal) has already been ruled out for Monday night, so if Jones can give it a go, he'll likely be looking at 30-plus minutes as a starter. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update on Jones.
Feb 13 - 3:01 PM

Terrence Jones (right thumb) will not play in Sunday's game against the Kings.

Jones will miss his second straight game with the injury, which will allow Dante Cunningham to get his second consecutive start. Donatas Montiejunas could see added minutes in this contest as well.

Terrence Jones (right thumb) is questionable to face the Kings on Sunday.

He missed the last game to allow Dante Cunningham to get the start. Cunningham was somewhat productive with 12 points, four boards, one block and three treys in 38 minutes Donatas Motiejunas was not with two points in 19 minutes. If Jones can't go, Cunningham might be a decent low-end punt or Sunday stream. He'll likely be a game-time call.
Feb 11 - 9:10 PM

Terrence Jones (thumb) and Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play against the Wolves.

This will be Jones' first game out of the lineup due to his thumb sprain. He was actually playing well and seemed to have the starting job locked up, so his fantasy owners should hold steady. Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas could look to get some added minutes while the Pelicans could use their centers. Motiejunas is only worth an add in deep leagues.
Feb 10 - 6:43 PM

Terrence Jones (right thumb sprain) is listed as questionable for Friday's game at Minnesota.

This is the first we've heard of a thumb issue for Jones. Since we can't glean much info from the game notes, we will have to wait for the coach Alvin Genty or Jones himself to speak after shootaround. Jones has been playing his best ball of the season of late. He has started each of the Pels last nine games and is averaging 15.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals over that stretch. Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas would soak up most of Jones' minutes if he does not play.
Feb 10 - 12:48 PM

Terrence Jones scored 21 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes during a 127-94 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.

TJ's fantasy owners are in a strange spot right now. The good news is coach Alvin Gentry seems to be committed to playing him regular minutes, but the bad news is Jahlil Okafor possibly being traded would hurt Jones' playing time and production. He should be owned in standard leagues right now.
Feb 9 - 12:40 AM

Terrence Jones played 30 minutes in the starting lineup against the Wizards on Saturday, scoring 15 points with four rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

He played 26 of those 30 minutes next to Anthony Davis, so coach Alvin Gentry didn't really stagger him too much. It doesn't really matter where Jones gets his minutes and it's just a matter of him hitting 24 consistently. He should remain owned in standard leagues even though he may not start every game.
Feb 4 - 9:44 PM

Terrence Jones started Wednesday's game but didn't do much, scoring 11 points with three rebounds, one turnover, and zero assists, steals or blocks.

It was a two-man show for the Pelicans tonight, with Anthony Davis (31 points, 12 boards) and Jrue Holiday (22 points, 11 assists) doing the heavy lifting. Jones has been a strong mid-round value over the past few weeks, and owners can expect a better outing on Saturday whether he's starting or coming off the bench.
Feb 1 - 11:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
SG1E'Twaun Moore
2Reggie Williams
SF1Solomon Hill
2Hollis Thompson
3Quincy Pondexter
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik