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Somebody put Terrence Jones back in the league, please

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:

Article written by Chris Thomas

31 Comments for Somebody put Terrence Jones back in the league, please



  1. Jason
    7:02 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Kevin Mchale. End of discussion.



  2. Reality
    7:06 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Another player that should not have left when he did. A number of players have left the team too early over the past few years. I wish people would get out of their ears so much. I think a lot of these guys would greatly benefit with another year in college and better prepare themselves for a career in the NBA as opposed to one contract and bounce back and forth from the D League.



  3. FYI
    7:12 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    IDK if it’s been mentioned yet on here, but Eric Bledsoe will be in the dunk contest this year.



  4. PFfordays
    7:13 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    It’s more because they have a ton of Power forwards, they have a log jam of them in Houston. Ppat, Jones, Montijunas, Morris. Blah blah blah. There are more than that to, they loaded up on them and they don’t need that many.



  5. Jason
    7:13 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    @2 Wrong. You do realize that the D-League is being utilized the way it should be more now than it was in the past? It’s not a death sentence to be sent to the “developmental” league. He’s getting paid and will be on an NBA roster one way or another soon. Why come back, develop with COLLEGE athletes and risk getting hurt? He was ready.



  6. DLeague
    7:14 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Nice crowd for a D-League game.



  7. Kyle P.
    7:15 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    TJ is getting it done. Problem is, they are loaded at SF/PF. He needs to get traded or the need to unload someone to make some room. Personally, I fault the Rockets for drafting him. He’s NBA career is starting off just like PPat. I wish him the best.



  8. Roll Tide
    7:18 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Alex P will be following TJ next year in the D League.



  9. UK
    7:21 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    He made the right decision to go. He got in the lottery. Problem is, Rockets were stupid and signed like 6-7 3/4 forwards. He will be fine and do well in the league once he signs with another team or Rockets don’t keep 6 guys in the same position.



  10. spookykim
    7:24 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    It’s the Rockets fault for loading up their team with too many forwards; TJ would be killing it in the NBA on another team. Jodie Meeks is another cat on a team that’s not a good fit for him. He was killing it for the 76ers, but there’s no room for him with the stupid Lakers.



  11. Go cats
    7:26 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    It’s a joke for jones not to be playing on the rockets. Besides Asik and Patterson he is the best 3-5 easily. Watching chandler parsons go 5 for 20 is getting old.



  12. Diana
    7:29 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Vote Kyle Wiltjer for best 6th man! ESPN wants to know who the best 6th man is. Announced just a few minutes ago on ESPN during Indiana vs. Illinois game. #best6thman. VOTE NOW!



  13. Joe
    7:42 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Jason is right. It is McHale.



  14. Letcher County
    7:42 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Terrance Jones is the only recent UK player from the Cal years in the D league. Can you see any of the current UK players going pro next year and Making it other than Nerlens Noel? They probably will go pro and to the DLeague. I wish they could go straight to the DLeague and we could sign some kids that wanted to play for the KENTUCKY on the front like Chuck Hayes and others..Guess thats a pipe dream for a few years…



  15. Letcher County
    7:43 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Jones is NOT the only UK player from the Cal years sorry…



  16. Kyle P.
    7:47 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    You people have a misconception about the D league. It’s actually doing its job now. It’s not a bad thing. It’s better than TJ, Lamb, Orton or whoever getting released. Or at best, sitting on the bench. These guys get to play and fine tune their games.



  17. ffjjdf
    7:47 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe Flener could just tell him all about the Bachelor.



  18. VOTE
    7:49 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    @12 gotta get KSR to post this!



  19. GoCats2010
    7:51 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Too many stinkin bigs in Houston…agent needs to be looking for a trade



  20. Meemo
    7:59 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Somebody send Chris Thomas to KSRcollege, please. Guy is terrible.



  21. Knetucky
    7:59 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    4:07 mark, KNETUCKY. Nice.



  22. fishersblue
    8:19 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    If Jones is in the D League where will Poytrhess end up? The S League, the Z League?



  23. Ryan
    8:36 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Direct objects.



  24. snoopaloop
    8:40 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    22) **crickets**

    Anyways, let us not forget that this is the same organization who is still involved with Royce White. They seem to make solid decisions all around.



  25. Bob Day
    9:11 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Go get ’em, TJ! We believe in and love ya’.



  26. Catlanta31
    9:26 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Teague is the complete fool for leaving early. Why he isn’t in the D league is stunning. You guys realize that neither Lamb, Teague and TJ have played in fewer games in the nba than they would have games played this year at UK. Lamb isn’t even guaranteed. Stupid stupid stupid



  27. hersheyisabear
    10:08 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Whatever happened to Orton? Serious question.



  28. Dr. Funke
    10:49 pm February 7, 2013 Permalink

    Would you rather be sitting on the bench the entire game OR would you rather be paid the same amount of money to get to play starters minutes and hone your skills. The D-League can be a good thing if you use the time there to improve.



  29. CAUKFAN
    1:18 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    26 – They’re making more money in one year than you will in 15.



  30. will
    11:39 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    Lecturer county why don’t you go and find another team ..butt face..I hate stupid ass negative. Wanna. Be fan’s



  31. will
    11:44 am February 8, 2013 Permalink

    Ditto. Dr funke