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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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Terrence Jones pulled down 13 rebounds against the Spurs on Friday with 11 points and two blocks in 35 minutes.
He's had a hot streak here to end the preseason, which is nice after a letdown earlier in the month. Jones was a top-50 guy after the break last season and should see an increased role. He's a fine target in the middle rounds. Oct 24 - 10:41 PM

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Terrence Jones went to the locker room on Wednesday due to an apparent neck issue and did not return.

It doesn't sound serious, but we'll keep an eye on it. Jones went off before leaving the game, scoring nine points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, four blocks and one 3-pointer. He'll be a key part of the frontcourt rotation and last year's post-break run makes him a terrific target in the middle rounds.
Oct 22 - 9:24 PM

Terrence Jones hit just 2-of-9 shots for seven points, eight rebounds, two steals and zero blocks in 28 minutes and a start on Tuesday.

He's been highly disappointing this preseason, but at least he started and got the minutes tonight. We still think the starting job is his on opening night, but we have cooled a bit on him. He's struggled thus far and Kevin McHale seems to like Donatas Motiejunas a little too much. But for now, Jones still looks like the starter, and could immediately start playing better once the games count.
Oct 21 - 11:10 PM

Terrence Jones is putting in extra work after practice with Donatas Motiejunas.

Jones and Motiejunas have assigned themselves a post-practice routine that they hope will take their games to another level this season. "We just put in extra work trying to get better," Jones. "We know the four position is a big role for this team. We're just trying to make sure we're prepared for the end of the season by putting in the extra work. It's something we're going to get used to, being the last ones out." While Jones and Motiejunas are battling for the Rockets starting PF job, both should see enough minutes to warrant a late-round fantasy selection.
Oct 21 - 10:41 AM

Terrence Jones struggled again on Tuesday, going for five points, two rebounds and a steal on 2-of-6 shooting in 18 minutes.

He also suffered a right elbow injury after a collision with Ish Smith, but played through it with a wrap on his elbow. He's been highly disappointing thus far, but did have 18 points on Monday. He's still not a lock to win the starting PF job in Houston, but we are still leaning that way. Donatas Motiejunas appears to be his main competition for the job and had nine points, one rebound and a 3-pointer on 2-of-8 shooting. Stay tuned.
Oct 15 - 12:34 AM

Terrence Jones scored 18 points in the Rockets' 95-92 preseason win over the Suns on Monday, hitting 8-of-15 shots with seven rebounds, three steals and one block in 28 minutes.

Granted, James Harden and Dwight Howard took the night off, but this is one of the reasons we love Jones as a middle round target. Yes, there's been talk about an open competition at power forward between he and Donatas Motiejunas (nine points, five boards, one steal, 20 minutes), but as long as Jones doesn't faceplant he has late-early round upside in a starting role.
Oct 14 - 1:14 AM

Terrence Jones bounced back on Thursday against the Grizzlies with 15 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He needed a big game after his lackluster preseason debut and didn't disappoint. The Rockets have an open competition at power forward, but we're betting on Jones to beat Donatas Motiejunas, who had three points, three rebounds and six turnovers tonight. Jones was a stud down the stretch last season and is looking at a bigger role this year. He's a favorite target of ours in the middle rounds.
Oct 9 - 11:26 PM

Terrence Jones played 21 minutes in Tuesday's preseason win over the Mavs, but hit just 1-of-2 shots for seven points, two rebounds and zero blocks.

We are not panicking, and neither should you. Yes, Donatas Motiejunas, Jeff Adrien and Kostas Popanikolaou all had better stat lines at power forward for the Rockets tonight, but Jones is still the favorite to start. He may have some ups and downs this season, but it would be rather shocking to see him come off the bench and lose his job to any of those guys. But the fact remains that Kevin McHale is calling it an "open competition" at power forward, so we'll have to see what Jones is doing 10 days from now. He's still the power forward you want to target in fantasy, at least for now.
Oct 8 - 2:07 AM

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

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

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
3Isaiah Canaan
4Ishmael Smith
SG1James Harden
2Nick Johnson
3Troy Daniels
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Francisco Garcia
3Kostas Papanikolaou
4Robert Covington
5Alessandro Gentile
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Jeff Adrien
4Joey Dorsey
5Clint Capela
C1Dwight Howard