Six-year NBA veteran Terrence Jones has signed a contract in the G League, agent Jerry Dianis told Hoops Rumors. Jones will be acquired by the Grand Rapids Gold, the Nuggets‘ NBAGL affiliate.
Jones, 30, was the No. 18 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He has made stops with Houston, New Orleans and Milwaukee during his NBA career, averaging 10.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 23.8 minutes per contest.
“Terrence has absolutely dominated everywhere he’s been since last playing in the NBA,” Dianis said. “He averaged 32 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks per game in the Philippines. He’s a versatile player who’s also an exceptional rebounder and passer.
“Everyone in the NBA knows how talented he is. This is an opportunity for him to prove it again on American soil. In their first G League season, Grand Rapids has proven to be fertile ground for experienced, ex-NBA players (such as Lance Stephenson and Isaiah Thomas) who are looking to resurrect their careers.”
Jones is one of several veterans to sign in the G League with hopes of making an NBA comeback this season. His last NBA stint came during the 2018/19 campaign with Houston, when he appeared in two games. Along with the Philippines, he’s also made stops in China and Puerto Rico over the course of his career.
Prior to being drafted, the 6’9″ Jones had a successful collegiate stint at Kentucky that included an NCAA championship in 2012. His last G League stint came in 2018/19, when he averaged 23.5 points and 9.4 rebounds in 26 games.