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Terrence Jones | Forward

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/9/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 252
College: Kentucky
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Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is making significant progress and rode a stationary bike on Friday.
If the progress continues, Jones could resume on-court activity as soon as Tuesday. This is great news to hear on Jones after suffering a very scary partially collapsed lung. Fantasy owners can probably keep him on the wire unless you have the luxury of stashing players right now. Mar 27 - 3:18 PM

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Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Jones remains without a clear timetable to return, and at this point in the fantasy season, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Josh Smith could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes Friday. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 2:48 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is "feeling better" and will play as soon as "the pain subsides," according to coach Kevin McHale.

He doesn't have a timetable to return and could miss the rest of the regular season. With Dwight Howard already back and ready to play tonight, Jones seems like a player almost all fantasy owners should cut at this time. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will play more with Dwight having a minutes limit.
Mar 25 - 6:10 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs/lung) will not play on Monday, and he remains out indefinitely.

This is just a reminder that Jones has no timetable to return and is unlikely to be back in short order. Considering where we are in the fantasy season, owners have to think long and hard about moving on. Without Jones, Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will be the primary beneficiaries.
Mar 23 - 9:46 AM

Terrence Jones (ribs) will not play on Saturday, and he will also miss at least the following two games for the Rockets as expected.

Jones was one of the hottest players in the league since the All-Star break, so it's a shame to see him go down right as fantasy playoffs are starting to heat up. Given this timetable, the earliest we would see Jones back on the court would be on Mar. 27 vs. the Wolves, but we should have another update early next week. Unless you can comfortably advance in playoffs without him, Jones is no longer a must-own player. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will serve as the primary beneficiaries in Jones' absence.
Mar 21 - 12:07 PM

Terrence Jones (pneumothorax) will miss the next three games due to a partially collapsed lung.

He needed to go to the hospital on Thursday night and hopefully he can put this issue behind him soon. The good news is that he didn't crack his rib and the Rockets not ruling him out indefinitely is sort of a good sign. At this point, it's possible we'll see Dwight Howard (knee) return to the court before Jones, so Jones' fantasy owners should strongly consider cutting him. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will get more chances to put up numbers while Joey Dorsey starts until Dwight gets back. Dorsey is not a fantasy option.
Mar 20 - 2:00 PM

Coach Kevin McHale said Terrence Jones (ribs) is at the hospital and will be observed overnight.

"I think Terrence will be done for a little bit," McHale said. "He's sore." The good news is that it doesn't sound like he's dealing with a serious injury. However, the pessimistic outlook makes it look like Jones is going to miss a couple games at least. If you own Jones and you're in the fantasy playoffs right now, it probably makes sense to cut him. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will get more run.
Mar 19 - 10:59 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs) was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

There are reports that he was wheeled out on a stretcher and we're hoping everything is OK with him. The Rockets may update him later tonight and hopefully this is nothing more than a bruise.
Mar 19 - 9:47 PM

Terrence Jones suffered a rib injury on Thursday and will not return.

He was hit in the side during the first quarter and had to commit a foul to get himself out of the game. Jones was going off before his injury, scoring 10 points with two boards in nine minutes. The NBA injury report is getting out of hand and there's a decent chance TJ will need to miss more games based on how long it's taken him to recover from previous ailments. We should have another update after the game. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith are more attractive fantasy plays now.
Mar 19 - 8:45 PM

Terrence Jones is back in the starting lineup against the Nuggets on Thursday.

He came of the bench on Tuesday, but it didn't affect his playing time too much with 30 minutes of action. Although, Jones had his worst stat line since the break. He's a must-start player right now and his owners shouldn't worry too much about Dwight Howard (knee) returning just yet.
Mar 19 - 7:48 PM

Terrence Jones came off the bench to begin Tuesday's game but he replaced Joey Dorsey after halftime, finishing with six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

Kevin McHale wouldn't discuss the reason for Jones' temporary benching, and Jones would only say that it was due to a "personal matter." It's likely that he was late to shootaround, or some similar infraction, and this shouldn't have any carry-over for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets. Deploy Jones as you normally would.
Mar 17 - 11:30 PM

Terrence Jones started the second half in place of Joey Dorsey.

There still has been no explanation from the Rockets on why Jones was benched to begin with, but it could have a lot to do with the size of the Magic's frontcourt. Jones was off to a slow start tonight, but he has too much talent to not get things going soon. We will provide any further details after the game.
Mar 17 - 9:24 PM

Terrence Jones will slide to the Rockets' bench on Tuesday, allowing Joey Dorsey to matchup with Nikola Vucevic.

Jones is too good to be on any fantasy benches, regardless of where he starts the game. He's coming off three straight double-doubles and only needs 28-30 minutes to get the job done, and he'll have a very favorable matchup vs. Orlando's second unit.
Mar 17 - 7:53 PM

Terrence Jones put up his third consecutive double-double on Sunday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting, with 12 rebounds and one 3-pointer over 33 minutes of action.

Jones has been rolling since the All-Star break, putting in averages of 15.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game on 53.3 percent shooting from the field. It's a shame that a majority of those that drafted Jones probably sent him to the wire at some point after he spent so much time on the sidelines to begin the year, but those that held on are being rewarded now. Look for him to have a big game on Tuesday when the Rockets matchup with the Magic.
Mar 15 - 7:01 PM

Terrence Jones double-doubled against the Jazz on Thursday with 11 points, 10 boards, two steals and one 3-pointer.

The Rockets didn't have their best rebounding game and no other player on the team had more than five boards besides TJ. Jones is on cruise control and could be a top-30 player the rest of the way. Of course, Dwight Howard (knee) returning would throw a wrench in his fantasy value.
Mar 13 - 12:53 AM

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