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Terrence Jones | Forward | #9

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/9/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 252
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (18) / HOU
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Terrence Jones has been working out with Anthony Davis this offseason to build up some chemistry.
"We've worked out this summer together and really are focused on setting goals and completing them," Jones said. "We really want to make it to the playoffs, and whatever we do in there, we think, is destiny. It's going to be a great experience." Jones and Davis won a championship together at Kentucky and could spend a lot of time together in the frontcourt this season. Jones has durability issues, but still has a lot of upside at 24 years of age and will be an intriguing gamble in the later rounds. Aug 29 - 9:48 AM

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Pelicans Director of Player Personnel David Booth called the decision to sign Terrence Jones as an unrestricted free agent a "no-brainer."

"He’s athletic, he has good size, good strength," Booth said of Jones. "It’s an uncommon skill set. You saw flashes of him getting 30 points here or 20-something there, flashes of what we think he can do. Defensively, he can guard multiple positions, he can block shots and also switch on a pick-and-roll." Boothe did acknowledge that some injury riddled seasons have stunted Jones' growth as a player, but New Orleans is "betting on his upside," because they believe Jones will be playing with "something to prove." He could be worth a late-round gamble in draft day.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 9 - 6:04 PM

Terrence Jones said he chose to sign with the Pelicans in order to earn a larger role.

"I wanted an opportunity to play for a team that is young and defining itself, but could still compete right away," Jones said." I wanted a larger role, where I could really compete and help a team win." Jones disappeared in Houston last season, but now he has a fresh start alongside former Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis. "We won a lot of games together and I know what he’s capable of," Jones said of Davis. "We both work well together and we’ve already got a great chemistry and friendship." Jones is only 24 years old and should be able to have a bounce-back campaign if he can stay healthy.
Jul 24 - 11:16 AM

The Pelicans have officially signed Terrence Jones.

It's just a one-year deal which will allow Jones to hit the open market again next summer. Jones has some durability concerns and fell out of the rotation in Houston last season, finishing with averages of 8.7 points, 4.2 boards and 0.8 blocks. He does have upside, but fantasy owners will be able to wait until the later rounds to snag him in the hope that he has a bounce-back campaign. If Anthony Davis plays a lot of center next season, there will be a path to minutes for Jones as he competes with Cheick Diallo for playing time.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 23 - 9:52 AM

Terrence Jones has finalized a one-year contract with the Pelicans.

Jones will get a fresh start in New Orleans, and perhaps he'll finally have a healthy season in which he realizes his potential. He will however be competing for minutes with rookie Cheik Diallo, who has been impressive during summer league, and his lengthy injury history makes him a risky draft day target. Jones contract with New Orleans is reportedly for the minimum, but that number reportedly could rise to $1.5 million if the Pels can successfully move some cap space around.
Jul 14 - 5:59 PM

Terrence Jones has reportedly received at least one offer from another NBA team that is richer than what the Pelicans can pay.

The Pelicans are hopeful that Jones will decide to come to New Orleans, but given Jones’ relatively low career earnings, it wouldn't be shocking to see him take the deal that offers him the most money. Jones is a highly talented individual, but his tendency to find his way to the sidelines for extended stretches due to weird injuries makes him a risky guy to target on draft day.
Jul 14 - 5:43 PM

The Pelicans and free agent Terrence Jones are reportedly nearing agreement to a one-year deal.

Jones is coming off a lousy season with Houston, during which he averaged just 8.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 50 appearances. His arrival gives the Pelicans some much-needed frontcourt depth, but rookie big man Cheick Diallo has been impressive at Summer League and it's questionable whether Jones will make a fantasy impact while Anthony Davis is healthy.
Jul 14 - 1:15 AM

The Rockets have declined to extend a qualifying offer to Terrence Jones.

This will make Jones an unrestricted free agent and give him the chance to establish himself with another team. Jones is still just 24 years old and could be an interesting late-round flier depending on where he lands.
Jun 30 - 12:02 PM

Terrence Jones is inactive against the Warriors on Saturday.

Sam Dekker is the other inactive. Last year, Jones played 23 minutes per game against the Warriors in the postseason, but this year it looks like he won't be a factor in this series whatsoever. J.B. Bickerstaff just isn't a Jones fan.
Apr 16 - 2:20 PM

Terrence Jones was a healthy DNP-CD on Wednesday.

Jones recently dealt with an illness, but he's healthy now so we're taking him off the injury report. It's been a disastrous season for the fourth-year player, who could be a restricted free agent if Houston extends a $3.5 million qualifying offer this summer.
Mar 17 - 12:36 AM

Terrence Jones is over his illness, but he will be inactive for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

This is rock bottom for Jones and he probably won't be in the rotation for a while. He's been a bust this season and his price tag in restricted free agency this summer is dropping by the day. J.B. Bickerstaff hasn't been Jonesin' for Terrence all season.
Mar 14 - 7:42 PM

Terrence Jones (illness) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

Jones is in the doghouse in Houston and wouldn't be in the rotation even if he was healthy. Leave him on the wire.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 12 - 1:13 PM

Terrence Jones is inactive vs. 76ers on Wednesday.

He could be sick or he could be out of the rotation. Michael Beasley should be the second power forward in the rotation tonight. Things haven't been super cool for Jones this season.
Mar 9 - 6:43 PM

Terrence Jones (illness) did not play vs. Toronto on Sunday.

Jones is barely playing even when healthy these days, with Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Montrezl Harrell all vying for minutes, so it's not a surprise to see him out of commission. His next chance to return comes Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Mar 6 - 9:59 PM

Terrence Jones (illness) will not play on Saturday vs. the Bulls.

He picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday and the Rockets just signed Michael Beasley, so Jones may not be able to crack the rotation for a while. He's been a major bust all season and belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 4 - 12:20 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1Buddy Hield
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Solomon Hill
3Quincy Pondexter
4Dante Cunningham
5Alonzo Gee
PF1Anthony Davis
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
4Chris Copeland
5He Tianju
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Robert Sacre