News: Rockets rookie forward Terrence Jones has mostly been relegated to D-League duty this season, but he showed that he can hang Wednesday against the Kings. Jones, appearing in his first game since December, notched his first double-double in a career-high 29 minutes. Jones scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, both of which establish a new career-high as well. He had eight offensive boards and shot 6 of 11 from the field. Jones added one assist and two steals, in a 112-102 win.
Analysis: The Rockets have been notoriously patient with the development of their big men, but Jones showed exactly why he was a highly-touted prospect out of the University of Kentucky. He averaged 19.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in the D-League, and clearly still has a future in the Rockets' plans down the road. This season, however, he should continue to be ignored in all Fantasy formats, despite the surprise showing.
News: The Rockets have recalled forward Terrence Jones and center Greg Smith from the D-League, according to the team's official website.
Analysis: Jones has spent the entire season bouncing back and forth from the D-League and the Rockets and has averaged 18.4 while with Rio Grande Valley. With the Rockets, the 21-year-old out of Kentucky has only averaged 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 11 appearances. The rookie is a marginal contributor and should not be viewed as a worthwhile Fantasy option in seasonal formats for now.
News: The Rockets announced Friday that they have re-assigned forward Terrence Jones to Rio Grande Valley of the D-League.
Analysis: Jones has not seen the court since Dec. 19 as he continues to be buried on the bench when with the Rockets. The rookie will head back to the D-League where he will try to improve on his seasonal average of 19.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game with the Vipers. He is not considered a worthwhile Fantasy option in seasonal formats at this time.
News: The Rockets promoted forward Terrence Jones from the NBA Development League on Tuesday, less than a week after shipping him to the lower level. Jones was sent to Rio Grande Valley last Wednesday after appearing in just 11 games with Houston.
Analysis: Jones has not appeared in an NBA game since Dec. 19 as he has struggled to find playing time during his first season out of Kentucky. In turn, he has averaged just 3.1 points per game and is not considered a viable Fantasy option in seasonal formats at this point.
News: The Rockets announced Wednesday forward Terrence Jones was re-assigned to Rio Grande Valley of the D-League.
Analysis: Jones has been shuffling between the NBA and D-League all season. He is just having a tough time right now getting minutes in the Rockets' frontcourt, so the team feels it's best he gets playing time somewhere. Most of Jones' Fantasy appeal is in long-term keeper formats.
News: The Rockets recalled forward Terrence Jones from the NBA Development League on Monday less than a month after dropping him to the lower level. Jones averaged 18.8 points and 11.4 rebounds in eight games with Houston's minor-league affiliate
Analysis: While Jones has shined in the D-League, he has been pressed for playing time with Houston and appeared in just 11 games during his rookie campaign. He is averaging just 3.1 points per game and without quality minutes is not considered a worthwhile Fantasy option in seasonal formats.
News: Houston sent power forward Terrence Jones back to the D-League prior to Tuesday's game against the Bulls, reports the Houston Chronicle.
Analysis: The 20-year-old rookie out of Kentucky has played in 11 games this season and is averaging just 8.3 minutes per game. He hasn't scored in a game in a while and has no Fantasy value while in the D-League.
News: The Rockets recalled forward Terrence Jones from the NBA Development League on Sunday with Patrick Patterson hobbled by a foot injury. Jones has appeared in just eight games with Houston this season and is averaging 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds a night.
Analysis: Jones has been shuffled repeatedly from the NBA and the lower level over the past two weeks, but could find some decent playing time with the Rockets this time around. He has topped 10 minutes only three times this year and should be viewed as a low-end Fantasy option.
News: The Rockets recalled forward Terrence Jones from the NBA Development League on Monday after he was assigned to the lower level just last Friday He averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds while appearing in seven games off the Rockets bench this season.
Analysis: Jones logged decent playing time in his first venture with the Rockets and averaged 10.4 minutes per game before being removed from the rotation prior to his demotion. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to be a major contributor this season and keep him on waivers in most formats.
News: The Rockets sent forward Terrence Jones to the Rio Grande Vipers the team announced Friday. Jones averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds while appearing in seven games for the Rockets this year.
Analysis: Jones wasn't seeing much run in Houston of late and the team figured he best be served by playing everyday. While he will likely be back with the team at some point in the near future, only owners in deeper long-term keeper formats should keep him on the roster at this point.
News: Rockets rookie Terrence Jones was held out of Saturdays game against the Blazers, as he continues to deal with a minor ankle injury. Jones received a DNP - coachs decision in the game, but he was in uniform.
Analysis: At this point, it seems more like the Rockets are simply avoiding their rookies. We have heard little about Jones injury over the last few days, and he has been on the bench in a uniform. The Rockets have used a four-man bench almost exclusively this season. Jones debut is still on hold, and it looks like we will have to wait a little while longer. He is not worth using in most Fantasy formats at this time.
News: Rockets rookie Terrence Jones did not play again due to coach's decision during Friday's contest against the Hawks. His team went again with a short, four-man bench as Jones continues to deal with a minor ankle injury.
Analysis: Jones showed some flashes of quality play during preseason but will have to put his debut on hold for now. The 18th overall pick in this year's draft is expected to find a place in the rotation at some point this season, but it may take some time before coach Kevin McHale earns his trust. Jones is not worth owning in most yearly Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Rockets rookie Terrence Jones received a DNP -- Coachs Decision Wednesday in the teams opener against the Pistons. The Rockets went with a short, four-man bench in the opener, which left each of their rookies squeezed in terms of minutes. Additionally, Jones continues to deal with a minor ankle injury.
Analysis: Jones looked solid in the preseason at times, after the Rockets made him the 18th overall pick in this years draft. We expect him to find a place in the rotation at some point, but it looks like coach Kevin McHale is going to treat the rookies very carefully. Jones is not worth owning in most yearly Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Rockets forward Terrence Jones missed a preseason game over the weekend after tweaking his ankle. The rookie is averaging 11 points with five rebounds and a block through four preseason games.
Analysis: Jones has scored in double figures twice in the preseason and is shooting an efficient 50 percent from the field. It doesn't looks as though this injury will keep him out for long but keep an eye on his status just to be safe. The 20-year-old should provide the Rockets with some scoring off the bench this season and is worth a look in deeper Fantasy formats on Draft Day.
News: Rockets first-round pick forward Terrence Jones began his NBA career on the bench in Wednesdays preseason opener against the Thunder. That did not last long, as the Kentucky product provided a big spark off the bench to lead the team with 20 points in a 107-105 win. Jones shot 8 of 14 from the field and 1 of 2 from three-point range, while adding a 3-of-4 day at the free-throw line. Jones also added six rebounds and a block in 25 minutes, which led the team.
Analysis: Jones has plenty of skill, though his production actually took a hit in his second season with the Wildcats in college. Jones averaged 12.3 points per game on 50 percent shooting on an absolutely loaded Kentucky team. He has shooting range out to the three-point range and averaged 7.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.8 blocks per game as a sophomore. The Rockets are crowded at the power forward position, but with more performances like that in the preseason, it will be hard to keep Jones off the floor. He is not worth drafting in most Fantasy formats, but he does have plenty of value for keeper and dynasty formats on Draft Day.