After going in and out of the D-League all season, Terrence Jones stormed back on the scene last night for the Rockets, posting a career-high 14 points and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes (also a career-high).
The Rockets are currently in the playoff hunt and Jones’ energy helped them to a crucial win over the Sacramento Kings. Only two games back from his latest stint in the D-League, Jones’ performance may give him a leg up on Donatas Motiejunas and Thomas Robinson, his fellow back-ups at the spot. Jones said his time in the D-League helped him refine his game for whenever he got the opportunity to move up: “Going from D-league to NBA, it helped me mature and try to be ready for my turn whenever I got it.”
Teach ’em bout Kentucky, Terrence.