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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 (bruised ribs) is a go for Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Grizzlies.
Jones injury was never believed to be serious, and his participation in a meaningless preseason game confirms that this is nothing to be concerned about. Jones will begin the season as the unquestioned starting power forward in Houston, and he's loaded with upside. He'll make for a solid mid-round target on draft day. Oct 6 - 6:30 PM

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Terrence Jones (ribs) practiced on Sunday and "seemed in good spirits" when leaving the arena.

Jones bruised his ribs and his speedy return to practice suggests that he'll play in Tuesday's exhibition. Health is the biggest hurdle for Jones this season, who has the potential for a breakout season starting ahead of Donatas Motiejunas at PF.
Oct 4 - 3:15 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs) is hopeful to play Tuesday after suffering a rib injury on Thursday.

Last season, he was hit in the ribs, which sent him to the hospital and cost him weeks of playing time. Jones did some shooting in practice on Wednesday and this shouldn't affect his status for the regular season. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) out, Jones could have a hot start this year.
Oct 3 - 3:30 PM

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said that he would be shocked if Terrence Jones (ribs) didn't return to practice in a few days.

This is great news and confirms that the Rockets aren't concerned with the injury. Jones is simply dealing with bruised ribs, but the Rockets have every right to play it safe during the preseason. Donatas Motiejunas (back) still doesn't have a timetable to return, so Jones should have no problem winning the starting power forward spot.
Oct 3 - 10:06 AM

Terrence Jones (ribs) sat out of Friday's practice.

Jones is simply dealing with bruised ribs, so hopefully he will be able to return to the court soon. Donatas Motiejunas is still sidelined with a bakc injury and doesn't have a timetable, so Jones has no reason to rush back before he is 100 percent. As long as he is healthy prior to the season, Jones is an excellent mid-round target.
Oct 2 - 3:19 PM

Updating a previous report, Terrence Jones is merely dealing with bruised ribs, and it is not considered serious.

Jones was forced to sit out Thursday's practice, but there's no reason to panic over bruised ribs. He's in a contract year, and will need to prove that last year's injury plagued disaster was nothing more than a fluke. With no clear return date in site for Donatas Motiejunas, Jones will have very little competition for playing time, and we like him as a bounce-back candidate. He's someone to strongly consider towards the middle rounds on draft day.
Oct 1 - 5:07 PM

Terrence Jones was withheld from Thursday's practice after hurting his ribs on Wednesday.

Jones missed some time last season with a rib injury, but there's currently no reports detailing the severity of this most recent injury. His absence from Thursday's practice is more than likely nothing more than a precautionary measure, but we'll be sure to continue to track his progress closely. Injuries derailed Jones 2014-15 campaign, but through 33 games he still managed to put up 13.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. He does carry a bit of risk, but given that he's in a contract year and he has very little competition for the starting four-spot in Houston, we like him as a mid-round gamble on draft day.
Oct 1 - 3:53 PM

Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said on Tuesday that Terrence Jones looked "especially fresh" and he was "quick in his decision making" during Houston's first practice.

With Donatas Motiejunas recovering from offseason back surgery, and no clear return date in site, Jones will enter camp with zero competition for the starting power forward position. He only made it through 33 games last season due to a strange nerve issue in his league, but his averages of 13.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 0.4 three-pointers per game show his upside. Jones is in a contract year and is a prime bounce-back candidate, so he’ll make for a fine mid-round selection n draft day.
Sep 29 - 3:22 PM

Terrence Jones is unlikely to sign an extension with the Rockets this offseason.

Houston has a track record of letting guys establish their market value via free agency, and given that Jones is coming off a bit of a down year, it wouldn't make much sense for him to lock in to a long term extension now. A nerve issue in Jones' right leg limited him to just 33 games last season, but he was impressive once he got into the flow of things, averaging 13.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game as a starter. He'll look to build upon those averages heading into a contract year, and he could make for a mid-round steal on draft day.
Aug 26 - 10:34 AM

Terrence Jones said that he wants to become an "all-around player" for the Rockets next season.

"I want to get better all-around, in the post, shooting, just come back a better all-around player for my team." Jones is loaded with upside, but his 2014-15 campaign was devastated by injuries. He made just 33 appearances in the regular season, and he never really seemed to be 100 percent. He averaged 13.5 points, 7.6 boards, 1.1 assists and 1.8 blocks in 24 starts this season, but his fantasy value will hinge on whether or not Josh Smith returns to Houston. The presence of Donatas Motiejunas (back) could cause some problems as well, but Jones will likely be the favorite to start next season.
May 30 - 12:37 PM

Terrence Jones came off the bench and hit 6-of-12 shots for 12 points, two rebounds, a steal and a three blocks in Thursday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

Josh Smith was awful tonight and it would have made sense for Kevin McHale to pull the plug on him and roll with Jones in Game 2, but that didn't really happen. If Jones wants more minutes, he's going to have to do a better job of crashing the boards than he did tonight, but if Smith struggles early in Saturday's Game 3, don't be surprised if McHale turns to Jones earlier in that must-win game.
May 22 - 12:27 AM

Terrence Jones said that he is excited for the Rockets' Western Conference Finals matchup against the Warriors.

"It’s been a long, hard year, but I’m blessed to get out there and go to work with my brothers," Jones said. "I’m excited to see what comes from that. I’m definitely ready to get up and down. It’s a great feeling to be playing again." Jones did not suit up for a single game against the Warriors during the regular-season (just another reason to throw out that regular-season, series-sweep statistic), and he'll look to go to work against the West's No. 1 seed. His role was diminished in the second-round when Josh Smith entered the starting lineup, and it'll be interesting to see if that holds true in the Conference Finals.
May 19 - 4:06 PM

Terrence Jones hit 4-of-10 shots to finish with 10 points, eight rebounds, a steal and three blocks in Wednesday's 115-109 win over the Clippers, to tie the series at 1-1.

Jones is going to struggle to put up monster numbers as long as Josh Smith is playing for the Rockets, but Smith lasted just 17 minutes tonight, vs. TJ's 27. He's a fairly dependable and affordable big man to use in daily formats right now.
May 7 - 12:51 AM

Terrence Jones played 16 minutes in Monday's Game 1 loss to the Clippers, scoring just four points on 1-of-6 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and one block.

Jones still doesn't appear to be in tip-top shape and while that worked against a broken Mavs team it'll be tougher against the Clippers. There's not a lot of upside here until he shows us that he can run up and down the court with energy.
May 5 - 12:57 AM

Terrence Jones led a late surge to seal the Rockets' Game 5 win on Tuesday, posting 15 points and five rebounds while shooting 6-of-11 from the field with one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

Jones played solid defense vs. Dirk Nowitzki and his clutch scoring helped stem a late run by Dallas, but his role has been diminished with Dwight Howard healthy and Josh Smith soaking up 22+ minutes at PF. He'll have his work cut out for him in the second round of the playoffs, as he'll be starting opposite either Blake Griffin or Tim Duncan.
Apr 28 - 11:21 PM

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