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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) will play against the Kings on Wednesday and will have a minutes restriction.
This is great to see after a very scary injury put him in the hospital last month. The Rockets have yet to decide on Dwight Howard, but Jones should still be able to get 16-24 minutes tonight in his first game back. The Rockets have a back-to-back, so Jones should be owned in all leagues with two games in the next two days. Apr 1 - 6:20 PM

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Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) will play vs. the Kings on Wednesday, though he isn't sure how many minutes.

Jones made it through shootaround just fine and was in good spirits, so it looks like he is in the clear. Donatas Motiejunas (back) is on the sidelines and Dwight Howard (knee) is still on a minutes restriction and won't play in back-to-back sets, so there is a good chance that Jones could get some serious action down the stretch. If he is cleared to play, owners in most leagues will probably want to keep him on their bench until we know how many minutes he will get. Still, Jones has loads of upside and is worth a flier in most leagues.

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) went through shootaround on Wednesday morning, and he is still listed as questionable vs. the Kings.

Regardless of whether or not you own Jones, this is simply awesome to hear after he suffered a partially collapsed lung less than a couple of weeks ago. The Rockets are without Donatas Motiejunas (back) and Dwight Howard's playing time is heavily restricted, so Jones could get plenty of run down the stretch if he is cleared to play. We should know more details shortly, so owners should be on the lookout for an update. Due to his upside, Jones is worth a flier in most leagues.
Apr 1 - 11:39 AM

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

Jones offers plenty of upside, and with Donatas Motiejunas (back) on the shelf, and Dwight Howard still with a minutes limit, Jones could potentially get some decent run upon his return. He's worth a speculative add in most leagues with this news, so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Josh Smith's value would take a minor hit with Jones back in the rotation.
Mar 31 - 4:33 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) and Donatas Motiejunas (back) are both expected back before the end of the regular season, according to Rockets GM Daryl Morey.

That would be great news for a Rockets team that is shorthanded on its frontline. Although neither player has a specific timetable or circled date in an attempt to return, it's encouraging to hear both are making progress. When each is back in the fold, Josh Smith will obviously lose some of his luster.
Source: ESPN
Mar 30 - 10:07 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Pablo Prigioni
4Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2K.J. McDaniels
3Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Josh Smith
C1Dwight Howard
2Joey Dorsey
3Clint Capela