Report: Rockets sign Terrence Jones to 10-day deal
The Houston Rockets have been exploring all avenues in order to add some much-needed depth to their roster.
In their search for a power forward to spend some time backing up starter P.J. Tucker, it appears they have reunited with a familiar face.
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported that the Houston Rockets have signed Terrence Jones to a 10-day deal.
The Rockets are signing power forward Terrence Jones to a 10-day deal, sources told ESPN. Jones, 27, a former Rockets first-round pick, has been out of the NBA since 2016-17. He's been dominant in the G League this season, averaging 23.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 22, 2019
The former Kentucky big man spent his first four seasons in the league with Houston Rockets. In those four seasons, Jones played 24.1 minutes per game and averaged 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks for the team.
His production never seemed to jump of the page, but his athleticism and rim running was always the skill set that Houston relied on him for.
Jones will likely see plenty of minutes with the Rockets, whose rotation at the power forward spot is pretty much just Tucker and Gary Clark as of right now. Houston is hoping he will be able to bring some of the play he has displayed in the G-League with him, as well.
In his 24 games with the Erie Bayhawks, Jones has averaged 23.5 points, 9.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
Most impressive, though, is his efficiency from deep. On 3.6 attempts per game, Jones is making 37.9 percent of his shots beyond the arc. This wasn’t part of his game when he played with Houston before.
If he is able to help spread the floor, as well as pull down rebounds with regularity, he may earn a longer stay with the Rockets after his 10-day contract expires.