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Terrence Jones | Forward

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/9/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 252
College: Kentucky
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Rockets coach Kevin McHale said that the PF position is "open for competition," citing the need for more rebounding and physical defense.
"We had two of the top rebounders in the league last year with Omer [Asik] and Dwight [Howard] and we were still like 20th in rebounding. What does that say about the other guys? Not much," McHale said. Jones will need to fend off Donatas Motiejunas during training camp, but he started 71 games last year and is the favorite to do so again this season. In other news, the Rockets intend to pick up Jones' $2.5 million fourth-year contract option, which is an easy decision, but they won't do so until the Oct. 31 deadline. Sep 30 - 5:38 PM

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Terrence Jones, who started 71 games for the Rockets this season, came off the bench again on Sunday for eight points, six rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

LaMarcus Aldridge's transcendent scoring in the playoffs has affected the series in more ways than one, as Houston is reverting to their early season 'twin towers' experiment in a last-ditch effort to slow him down. Omer Asik had six points, eight rebounds and one block in 33 minutes as a starter and coach Kevin McHale seems pleased with his ability to push Aldridge away from the basket, whereas Jones has been relentlessly bullied on the post.
Apr 28 - 1:22 AM

Terrence Jones came off the bench against the Blazers on Friday, failing to score with two boards and one assist in 13 minutes.

The Rockets went small a lot tonight and it kept Jones' playing time way down. Since they were able to pull out the win, there's a good chance he won't be able to crack 20 minutes again on Sunday.
Apr 26 - 2:14 AM

Terrence Jones was cleared of misdemeanor harassment charges on Tuesday, stemming from an incident that occurred in July.

A police officer accused Jones of "stomping" on a homeless man who was sleeping in a doorway, but Jones said in a recent interview, "An officer’s word is going to be worth more than mine ... What he saw didn't happen." As part of the case's dismissal Jones agreed to pay $10,000 to a charity that benefits the homeless.
Apr 23 - 1:42 PM

Terrence Jones had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds in the Rockets' heart-breaking OT loss in Houston on Sunday.

Jones made 6-of-10 FGs while chipping in two assists and two blocks but he struggled defensively in a tough matchup vs. LaMarcus Aldridge, who blew up for 46 points in the road win. Rockets coach Kevin McHale used an eight-man rotation and gave DNP-CDs to both Donatas Motiejunas and Omri Casspi.
Apr 21 - 1:18 AM

Terrence Jones looked great against the Spurs during a big 104-98 win on Monday, posting a line of 20 points, 11 boards, one assist, two steals and one turnover on 7-of-12 from the field.

He was in a mini slump with only 10.3 points per game in his previous three, but he had great looks in his 40 minutes, which was his highest since Jan. 16. Jones has broken out this season and being able to get to the basket has been a huge reason why. He looks like he's for real and will likely be a player to target in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 14 - 11:32 PM

Terrence Jones played 17 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday for 11 points, four boards, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

It wasn't his best game and he didn't quite seem as determined as he was on Tuesday, but it may not have been due to injury. Jones had leg cramps on Tuesday and he should still be ready for Friday vs. the Wolves. Keep him in your lineup.
Apr 10 - 12:59 AM

Terrence Jones (leg cramps) will start vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday night.

There was some concern about Jones' status tonight after he suffered a leg injury in the second half of Tuesday's game. He's good to go and was outstanding on Tuesday before his injury, so his fantasy owners can start him tonight in a favorable matchup.
Apr 9 - 7:54 PM

Rockets coach Kevin McHale wasn't concerned about Terrence Jones (leg cramps) after Tuesday's game.

Jones crushed the Lakers, scoring 33 points on 13-of-18 shooting before leaving the game for good due to injury. "Terrence just got cramps," McHale said. "It was nothing more than just cramps." The Rockets have a quick turnaround vs. the Nuggets in Denver on Wednesday, but all signs point to Jones starting at PF as usual.
Apr 9 - 11:40 AM

Terrence Jones went off for 33 points and seven rebounds before pulling up with apparent cramps in his left leg on Tuesday night.

He went to the bench and is being attended to, and with the Rockets up by 24 late in the third quarter, it would be surprising to see him return to the game. He was on his way to a new career high of 37 points, so there's an outside shot he could return if the Lakers close the gap. However, that appears to be a real long shot at this point.
Apr 9 - 12:37 AM

Terrence Jones looked healthy against the Thunder on Friday with 16 points, 11 boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 33 minutes.

He's been battling an illness for much of this week and finally seems to be over it. It's too bad because Jones tends to put up bigger lines with Dwight Howard (ankle) out of the lineup and tonight is the latest piece of evidence to support that claim. He's a must-start player the rest of the way for his huge multiple-category upside.
Apr 5 - 1:52 AM

Terrence Jones (illness) will play in Friday's game against the Thunder.

Jones sat out Tuesday and lasted just pitiful 10 minutes on Wednesday. But it looks like he's over his illness and will match up with Serge Ibaka Friday. The Rockets starting five projects as Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, Jones and Omer Asik.
Apr 4 - 1:28 PM

Terrence Jones left Wednesday's game against the Raptors early due to his lingering illness.

One night after sitting out completely, Jones lasts just 10 minutes. He looked really sluggish, going 0-of-4 from the field with three rebounds and one turnover. Donatas Motiejunas is starting the second half.
Apr 2 - 8:32 PM

Updating a previous item, Terrence Jones is starting against the Raptors on Wednesday.

Donatas Motiejunas was announced as the starter, so coach Kevin McHale may have changed his mind at the last instant. Jones has been very effective in games without Dwight Howard, so he becomes an interesting player to watch tonight now that he's back with the starters.
Apr 2 - 7:11 PM

Terrence Jones (illness) will come off the bench against the Raptors on Wednesday.

Donatas Motiejunas will get another start and apparently Jones is not at 100 percent from his illness. Chances are fantasy owners will want to avoid this situation considering it's a 13-game night.
Apr 2 - 7:01 PM

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