Terrence Jones To Play In China

2:28pm: Jones’ one-year deal with Qingdao will be worth $2MM, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).

10:27am: Free agent big man Terrence Jones appears set to open the 2017/18 season in China. According to international basketball reporter David Pick (Twitter link), Jones has reached an agreement with the Qingdao Eagles on “one of the largest single-season deals” in CBA history.

The 18th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Jones emerged as Houston’s starting power forward in his second NBA season, averaging 12.1 PPG and 6.9 RPG in 76 games in 2013/14. However, he has not matched or exceeded those numbers in subsequent years.

Jones did provide solid part-time production for the Pelicans in 2016/17, averaging 11.5 PPG and 5.9 RPG in 51 games for New Orleans. However, the 25-year-old was waived in February after the club’s acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins, and while he caught on quickly with the Bucks, Jones didn’t play much in Milwaukee and was waived again in April.

According to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops, Jones received interest from a handful of NBA clubs, but wasn’t interested in signing a minimum salary deal. It sounds like the contract he received from Qingdao will represent a larger payday, along with the opportunity for a much more substantial role.

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5 thoughts on “Terrence Jones To Play In China

  1. Corleone

    So stupid Teams in The NBA Mammamia he is talented and young he is better than Gibson Morris brothers Patterson and and and

    • Taj Gibson? Gibson is far and away better than Jones. Jones probably offers a little more range and more athleticism but Gibson is the more consistent, and better, player on both ends of the court.

  2. Z-A

    Baffling sometimes you’ve got guys that are complete stiffs on teams like Mike Miller and this guy can’t get a job.

    • Ace121

      I find it hard to believe a team like BK doesn’t go after him even on a 1-year deal. Boston has there pick again next year anyways, you should try to win for 1 year to lower the pick

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