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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
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Terrence Jones scored 13 points with eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Nets on Friday.
Coach Alvin Gentry is really just using Jones as a backup center behind Anthony Davis. With Davis banged up for the umpteenth time, Jones should still be held despite the dip in minutes. Besides, Jones has still flirted with standard league value even with Davis healthy for the most part. Just hold him and hope you hit the jackpot. In football terms, he's the Spencer Ware of handcuffs. Jan 21 - 12:37 AM

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Terrence Jones played just 18 minutes off the bench vs. Orlando, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

Jones also had a steal and a block, so it wasn't altogether terrible for fantasy purposes. The playing time is a concern, but with Donatas Motiejunas basically out of the rotation we expect T-Jones to see more run vs. the Nets on Friday. If you've owned him for any stretch of time this season, you already know that a ton of patience is required.
Jan 19 - 12:03 AM

Terrence Jones returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Pacers, but looked great with 15 points (6-of-13 FGs), eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one triple in 26 minutes.

To the surprise of no one, coach Alvin Gentry started Dante Cunningham, but the forward predictably flopped once again with three points in 31 minutes. Gentry's handling of Jones' minutes has been incredibly frustrating, but he may be forced to roll with Jones for extended minutes with Anthony Davis leaving the game with a back injury. Jones was worth owning before Davis went down, so make sure he's not sitting on your wire as we await further news on The Brow's status.
Jan 16 - 7:43 PM

Terrence Jones will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Pacers.

Dante Cunningham will get the start today, and Jones value will take a hit with the move back to the bench. As a reserve this season, Jones owns averages of 9.3 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 block per game, so he's not a great guy to utilize in daily leagues today. He's still a solid stash, though.
Jan 16 - 3:41 PM

Terrence Jones made a start next to Anthony Davis on Saturday against the Bulls, scoring nine points with eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 34 minutes.

The bad news is the Pelicans were smashed on the glass and they lost this game, but the rotation is encouraging. The other centers didn't play, Jones soaked up the remaining nine minutes as the backup center, and he was staggered a bit with Davis. Considering the Pelicans are -23.1 in net rating in their minutes without both AD and TJ, you would think Jones would get major minutes as a starter to shorten up the second unit minutes without both. We know coach Alvin Gentry is tough to trust, but Jones has to be added in all standard leagues with his upside.
Jan 14 - 7:22 PM

Terrence Jones is expected to start next to Anthony Davis (hip) against the Bulls on Saturday.

Could it be? Could coach Alvin Gentry finally be starting his best two big men together? As we've said all season, the Pelicans have a +5.9 net rating with the Jones-Davis lineup while AD is -2.0 without TJ. Maybe, just maybe this move sticks. Make sure Jones isn't on your wire just in case it does.
Jan 14 - 4:07 PM

Terrence Jones carried the Pelicans frontcourt in a win over the Nets on Thursday, scoring 24 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

Why oh why doesn't coach Alvin Gentry play him more? He obviously stepped up because of Anthony Davis (hip) not playing, but the Jones-Davis lineup has been effective for the Pelicans. Plus, the true centers have been really bad. Jones played just 30 minutes combined in the previous two and Davis could be back for Saturday, but it's kind of hard to leave him on the wire in almost any league.
Jan 12 - 11:06 PM

Terrence Jones and Omer Asik will get the start against the Nets on Thursday.

With Anthony Davis' 37.1 minutes, 33.6 usage rate and 17.1 rebounding rate out of the picture, there are a lot of stats up for grabs against the NBA's fastest team. The last time AD was out, we saw TJ score 18 points in 26 minutes in a tough matchup against the Clippers, so he should be a nice option in DFS tonight. We'll see how much Donatas Motiejunas plays, as well.
Jan 12 - 7:07 PM

Terrence Jones scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and one block in 14 minutes against the Knicks on Monday.

The arrival of Donatas Motiejunas hasn't done Jones any favors, as he's played an average of 15.0 minutes per game since D-Mo's debut. However, Anthony Davis went down with a left hip injury Monday, and while X-rays were negative, his status is up in the air for Thursday's game vs. the Nets. If you own Davis, handcuffing him with Jones is the right call.
Jan 9 - 10:33 PM

Terrence Jones saw his playing time drop to 16 minutes on Saturday against the Celtics, scoring four points with one rebound and one block.

He lost some of his minutes to Donatas Motiejunas tonight and that may continue. If D-Mo will stick in the rotation, coach Alvin Gentry may have to start Jones to salvage his standalone value. Jones isn't an easy cut candidate in some leagues, but he's lost some value today and his owners can consider dropping him. He would be a huge winner if the oft-injured Anthony Davis ever missed time.
Jan 7 - 9:58 PM

Terrence Jones started the third quarter on Thursday against the Hawks, finishing with 12 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal in 30 minutes.

We're still waiting for coach Alvin Gentry to drop the hammer and start his best option next to Anthony Davis. Jones did get a slight increase in run because of Dante Cunningham (knee) briefly leaving, so he likely would've only been around 25 minutes tonight. He didn't really gain value today, but is a prime stash. He has enough standalone value to hold in standard leagues.
Jan 5 - 11:10 PM

Terrence Jones started the third quarter over Solomon Hill against the Hawks on Thursday.

He had a really nice half and is well on his way to a double-double. For some reason. Jones isn't really in the mix to start, but he should be. He is worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 5 - 9:24 PM

Terrence Jones only played 18 minutes on Monday vs. the Cavaliers, scoring six points on 2-of-5 shooting.

With Donatas Motiejunas expected to sign on Tuesday, it's going to be interesting to see if he takes minutes away from Jones or Dante Cunningham. Jones has been trending down lately and only added three boards, two assists and a steal, so standard-league owners should consider moving on for a hot free agent. He's still an excellent handcuff for Anthony Davis' owners, though.
Jan 2 - 10:11 PM

Terrence Jones scored 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

His minutes were back up after logging just 12 minutes in his last game, but keep in mind that he's working his way back from an illness. Jones is a hold in standard leagues and his minutes should keep rising, especially when coach Alvin Gentry realizes that Dante Cunningham isn't Tim Duncan.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:18:00 AM

Terrence Jones (illness) returned to action on Monday vs. the Mavericks and scored five points with three rebounds and one block in 12 minutes.

The Pelicans were likely monitoring his minutes and both teams played small for most of the night, so Jones' owners can expect a much better fantasy line on Wednesday vs. the Clippers. TJ is up and down, but he's worth owning in standard leagues.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1Buddy Hield
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Tyreke Evans
3Quincy Pondexter
PF1Dante Cunningham
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1Anthony Davis
2Omer Asik
3Alexis Ajinca