After being assigned back to the D-League at the beginning of the month, Terrence Jones has continued to show that he probably deserves to be brought back up to the real league.
This week’s re-auditioning for the NBA included a 27 point. 7 rebound performance that earned Terrence Jones the title of NBA D-League player of the week according to some website that actually keeps track of who is killing in the D-League. This outing took the Houston Rockets’ farm team, the Rio Grande VV, to victory against Maine RC.
Over the course of the year, TJ has only played in 12 NBA games (starting in none) for the Rockets, while averaging 3.1 PPG and 1.6 RPG. His game high of 12 points occured against the Jazz on November 19th. However, he has been on and off in the D-League since his last NBA appearance in December. In the NBADL, Jones is crushing with a 19.1 PPG and 9.1 RPG stat line. Pretty impressive, landing him at 7th best and 6th best in the D-League respectively.
On top of all that, Jones has been nominated to the D-League All-Star game to boot. The event takes place on February 16th.
So what’s holding TJ back from NBA production? Is he a perenniel NBADL guy like Erik Daniels? We all witnessed Jones jump back and forth between hot and cold in college, so it’s no surprise he hasn’t hit stride yet. Not to mention he is only 20 years old. Take a look at the video below to see his “Player of the Week” performance: