And-Ones: Jones, Thornton, Suns, Raptors

The Pelicans waived Terrence Jones on Thursday after being unable to find a trade partner for him and the Nets waived Marcus Thornton after acquiring him in the Bojan Bogdanovic trade. Both players have cleared waivers and are free to sign with any team, Brian Windhorst of reports (Twitter link).

Jones should have no problem finding a new home. He’s a productive 25-year-old big man who was averaging 11.5 points per game in New Orleans while sporting a 16.2 player efficient rating.

Thornton may have to wait slightly longer to find a new club, but he should be able to help a team fill out the back end of its rotation.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • The Hawks sent $500K to the Suns as part of the Mike Scott trade, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports (Twitter link). In addition to the cash considerations, Phoenix received the draft rights to Cenk Akyol for taking on Scott’s contract, while Atlanta received a protected second-round pick.
  • As part of the P.J. Tucker deal, the Raptors sent the Suns cash considerations of $1MM, Pincus tweets. Phoenix also received Jared Sullinger and two second-round picks in the deal. The Suns waived Sullinger on Friday.
  • The Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s D-League affiliate, has traded Cameron Jones to the Canton Charge, leagues sources tell Adam Johnson of D-League Digest (Twitter link).
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8 thoughts on “And-Ones: Jones, Thornton, Suns, Raptors

  1. I hope the wolves sign Jones. But I don’t know if he’d sign with them since they may not make the playoffs.

  2. mikedickinson

    The Celtics need a guy like Jones badly. He’d fit in really well in that offense.

  3. I think the raptors should waive Bruno and sign deron wilams or Jose colderon because of Lowrys injury

    • Mo Vaughn

      Williams already committed to the Cavs and Calderon is going to the Warriors

    • I think they’re fine at the point guard spot for the rest of the regular season. If his injury extends into the postseason, they’re screwed no matter who they put out there. Cory Joseph is good enough to run the offense and give them 30 minutes a night. He’s not going to light it up offensively, but they can rely on him defensively to step up. Other than that, they just need Wright or VanFleet to play a handful of minutes at the point. Or they can “go big” and let DeRozan handle playmaking duties for a while (and throwing out some combination of Powell/Carroll/Tucker/etc at the SG and SF spots).

  4. MiggyCabby24

    Mike Scott might be done, after his vehicle was stopped, and they found drugs in it last yr. Don’t know if he was convicted for it, but I believe that’s why he fell out of Atlanta’s rotation shortly after.

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