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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
Contract: view contract details

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The Pelicans have been "thrilled" with Terrence Jones in the preseason.
In particular, New Orleans has been impressed by his ability to facilitate. After a slowish start, Jones really came on toward the end of the preseason and has firmly reestablished himself as a huge fantasy sleeper just ahead of the season. So long as he can stay healthy—and that's not a given whatsoever with this particular player—Jones should provide a very nice return on investment for owners willing to take the gamble. Oct 22 - 5:44 PM

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Terrence Jones was phenomenal on Thursday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

Hey now. This comes on the heels of a 18-point game on Tuesday and he averaged 15.0 points per game in the preseason even before this beauty. Jones essentially took a pay cut to put himself in the best spot, and he appears to have made the right choice. Coach Alvin Gentry can use him next to Anthony Davis and both can guard fives depending on the matchup. He's solidified himself as a very nice late-round pick in almost all leagues.
Oct 20 - 10:18 PM

Terrence Jones (knee contusion) returned to action in style on Tuesday vs. the Hawks, scoring 18 points with four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one block in just 20 minutes.

The Pelicans were running their offense through him and he showed no signs of any injury after he missed the previous two games. He finished 6-of-15 from the field and it's great to see him attempt five 3-pointers on the night. He's loaded with upside and may have to step up early on with Anthony Davis bothered by an ankle issue. He should see minutes at the four and five and is a nice sleeper late in drafts, but just keep his injury history in mind.
Oct 18 - 10:00 PM

Terrence Jones (knee) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

Jones has missed the past two games with a bruised knee, which is pretty typical for the oft-injured forward, but it sounds like he could be back on the court for limited action Tuesday night. Jones does offer a good amount of upside with his ability to swat shots and hit triples, but staying healthy has been a major issue for him through his four years in the league. Still, he's on the radar as a potential late-round target in standard settings.
Oct 18 - 6:28 PM

Terrence Jones (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Jones has missed two games in a row and was listed as doubtful in the previous outing, so this can be viewed as a step in the right direction. The Pelicans are banged up right now and don't want to take any chances, so we'd still be surprised to see Jones out there. The Pelicans signed Quincy Ford to a training camp deal to provide some additional depth for Tuesday. For now, Jones is still considered a sleeper in the later rounds.
Oct 17 - 5:46 PM

Terrence Jones (right knee contusion) did not take the court during Wednesday's preseason loss to the Rockets.

The Pelicans are racking up the injuries early this year, with both E'Twaun Moore (heel) and Anthony Davis (ankle) being forced out of Wednesday's game, and both Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (personal) set to begin the year on the sidelines. Jones does offer some decent upside, but his inability to stay on the court makes him little more than a late-round flier on draft day. Jones' next opportunity to play will come Tuesday vs. Atlanta, and we'll consider him questionable for that one.
Oct 12 - 10:47 AM

Terrence Jones (right knee contusion) is doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Jones has been out for a few days now and he was downgraded from questionable to doubtful, so this is a bit concerning. Teams are usually extra cautious during the preseason, but this is Jones we are talking about. He was having a strong preseason prior to the injury and looked like a great fit next to Anthony Davis, so hopefully we will hear some good news before the weekend.
Oct 11 - 8:05 PM

Terrence Jones (knee) did not play on Sunday vs. the Rockets.

It's just a contusion, but any injury for Jones is a concern given his history. Teams are usually extra cautious during the preseason, so hopefully that's the case with this issue. He's still a sleeper late in drafts unless we get some bad news regarding his knee. We should know more early this week.
Oct 9 - 10:10 AM

Terrence Jones (right knee contusion) is questionable to play against the Rockets on Sunday.

Here we go again. Usually a knee contusion and a questionable tag in the preseason wouldn't be too alarming, but it's tough to just brush this one off on Jones. In fact, he had a very odd right leg contusion with damage to his peroneal nerve back in 2014. All this said, there's no need to panic here and we wouldn't downgrade his sleeper status in standard leagues.
Oct 8 - 7:59 PM

Terrence Jones scored 10 points with five rebounds vs. the Pacers on Tuesday, adding one assist in 24 minutes.

He shot just 5-of-14 from the field and missed all five of his 3-pointers, but it's nice to see him aggressively look for his shot. Jones had a strong preseason debut with 17 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers, and coach Alvin Gentry has been talking him up quite a bit. His consistency and durability are the only things really holding him back, but he has an excellent opportunity in front of him and he's off to a great start. He's worth the gamble in the later rounds.
Oct 4 - 10:25 PM

Coach Alvin Gentry said he would be thrilled if Terrence Jones plays like he did on Saturday.

Gentry said consistency is the goal for TJ. Anyone who has owned Jones in fantasy knows that injuries and consistency are major concerns for the former Kentucky Wildcat. He took a pay cut to join up with the Pelicans, so he should get a great chance. Fantasy owners can look for him to build off his Saturday 17-point gem.
Oct 3 - 4:06 PM

Terrence Jones hit the ground running in his Pelicans debut on Saturday, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

Well hello there, Mr. TJ. Former Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff put Jones in the doghouse for most of last season, but now it looks like coach Alvin Gentry may have let him off the leash. Jones has endeared himself to fantasy owners for his ability to fill a stat sheet and his style of play fits in extremely well next to Anthony Davis. The fantasy demand for TJ is going to go up after this one, so his backers might have to be more aggressive in drafts.
Oct 1 - 10:59 PM

Coach Alvin Gentry said Terrence Jones can play minutes at center.

This is music to the ears of the TJ backers. He's been very injury prone, but his ability to space the floor and size at 6'9", 252 pounds. Plus, he is an excellent fit next to Anthony Davis. The Pelicans stole him at the minimum and he could have an impact this year. He's a very nice sleeper late in drafts, especially with talk of Davis playing more five.
Sep 28 - 3:07 PM

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

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.
Aug 9 - 6:04 PM

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All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1E'Twaun Moore
2Buddy Hield
3Lance Stephenson
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Solomon Hill
3Quincy Pondexter
4Dante Cunningham
PF1Anthony Davis
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca