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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 scored 18 points with nine boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Knicks.
Jones struggled to finish at the rim once again and finished just 5-of-14 from the field, but he was very aggressive on the glass and was able to pull down six offensive rebounds. He has only been returning late-round value this season, but he has more than enough talent and upside to build some momentum moving forward. He should be owned in all leagues and he should be well rested for Wednesday's matchup with Memphis. Nov 21 - 11:41 PM

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Terrence Jones failed to do much during his 29 minutes of playing time on Friday, scoring just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting (1-of4 from the line) to go with four boards, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover.

Jones has been getting the minutes, but he just hasn't been producing, and he's currently only putting up late-round value on the season with averages of 12.6 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 three-pointers and 1.1 blocks per game. Dwight Howard is going to be rested for Saturday's game against the Knicks, which should give Jones some more opportunity, so hopefully he gets things back on track during that one.
Nov 20 - 11:52 PM

Terrence Jones (eye) has returned to Friday's game.

Sounds like the Rockets were just being cautious, catastrophe avoided.
Nov 20 - 9:35 PM

Terrence Jones (eye) was replaced by Corey Brewer in the starting lineup to start the second-half of Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is questionable to return.

Jones is currently getting his right eye checked out by the Rocket's medical staff, the same right eyelid that forced him to miss six games earlier in the season. The severity of the injury is not currently known, but hopefully this is just the Rockets being overly cautious. We should have another update soon.
Nov 20 - 9:24 PM

Terrence Jones (hand) scored eight points with two rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He had a hand issue at shootaround today, but it didn't affect his playing time. Jones wasn't involved in the offense too much this time around, but obviously it's hard to draw any conclusions from just one game with a new coach. He just needs to stay healthy.
Nov 18 - 11:46 PM

Terrence Jones (hand) will start against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He had a wrap on his left hand at shootaround, but he'll be out there tonight. Jones' list of injuries are among the strangest of any player in the NBA and hopefully he can avoid another issue tonight. Start him.
Nov 18 - 7:52 PM

Terrence Jones was spotted in the lobby of the Toyota Center with his left hand wrapped.

There's no word yet on whether or not Jones is in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's game against the Blazers, but given his tendency to find his way to the sidelines, we'll be considering him questionable for tonight's contest. If he's forced to sit, the Rockets could go with either Montrezl Harrell at the four-spot, or they could go small with Marcus Thornton returning to the starting five and Trevor Ariza playing power forward. Stay tuned.
Nov 18 - 12:08 PM

Terrence Jones scored 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting in 28 minutes in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

The forward also added eight boards, four assists and one steal, but his line could have been a lot better if he didn't get into some early foul trouble. Jones isn't a great free throw shooter and went 1-of-4 from the line tonight, but all he really needs to do is to stay healthy in order to have a great season. He is averaging 20.3 points, 7.0 boards, 1.7 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.3 3-pointers over his last three games and should be considered a must-start player.
Nov 17 - 12:01 AM

Kevin McHale said that Terrence Jones has "found his offense."

"He is playing hard and getting back in the mix," McHale said. Although Jones' eye still hasn't completely healed, Jones is averaging 23.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 2.0 triples on an incendiary 19-of-27 from the field. The only thing currently limiting Jones' fantasy value is his ability to stay on the floor.
Nov 16 - 9:30 AM

Terrence Jones was outstanding again on Saturday, making 10-of-15 from the field for 23 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

Please stay healthy, TJ. He does seem to be playing a bit smarter around the basket and isn't taking contact quite as much -- it's just two games, though. Jones is also getting terrific position in the low post and the Mavs just couldn't stop him. He has early-round upside and just needs to stay off the injury report.
Nov 14 - 10:36 PM

Terrence Jones and Clint Capela will start on Saturday vs. the Mavericks.

Montrezl Harrell started vs. the Nuggets on Friday, but he really struggled and Jones had his best game of the season with 23 points, seven boards, three 3-pointers, four blocks in just 20 minutes. All Jones needs to do is stay healthy in order to be an excellent fantasy asset, so he should absolutely be considered a must-start player moving forward if he has another strong showing tonight.
Nov 14 - 7:59 PM

Terrence Jones had his best game of the season on Friday, putting up 23 points, seven boards, three 3-pointers, four blocks and two turnovers in just 20 minutes of action.

Jones also shot 9-of-11 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, and he was simply phenomenal tonight after a dreadful start to the 2015-16 season. Jones is in a contract year, and is fully capable of putting up these kinds of stat lines on a regular basis, so the only thing that can hold him back from a career-year will be injuries. Dwight Howard is going to sit out Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks, so look for Jones' minutes to increase in what will be an extremely favorable matchup against one of the worst teams in the league at guarding the power forward position.
Nov 13 - 11:46 PM

Terrence Jones (eyelid) returned in a bench role on Wednesday, going scoreless with four rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes.

The Rockets' four-game win streak was snapped in unexpected fashion vs. the struggling Nets, and Jones looked out of sorts. He was 0-of-3 from the field and 0-of-2 from the FT line, a performance that didn't exactly demand he be re-inserted into the starting lineup. Owners should hang tight while he rediscovers his aggression and rhythm.
Nov 12 - 12:03 AM

Terrence Jones (eyelid) will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

Houston is currently amid a four-game winning streak using their small ball lineup, so McHale isn't exactly eager to shake things up. It'll be interesting to see how long Marcus Thornton can stick with the starting unit, but McHale did acknowledge that part of the reason for going small yet again was that Thaddeus Young is more of a combo three-four, so this could be matchup based. McHale added that the Rockets "really need" Jones' size and experience with Donatas Motiejunas (back) still without a clear return date, so it should be only a matter of time until Jones is back in the starting unit.
Nov 11 - 6:23 PM

Kevin McHale would not commit to inserting Terrence Jones back into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

"If you step into a basketball game saying I'm only going to do this, you're limiting yourself," McHale said. "I don't know what I'm going to do. I watch the game. If our small lineup is rebounding the ball, they're having a hard time guarding, we're getting shots, you like it. If you're not doing that, you change it." The Rockets have played well going with a small ball lineup of Ty Lawson, Marcus Thornton, James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Dwight Howard, so it'll be interesting to see if McHale decides to go with a more traditional approach (Jones at power forward) for Wednesday's game against Brooklyn.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Patrick Beverley
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Montrezl Harrell
C1Dwight Howard
2Clint Capela