The New Orleans Pelicans have been pretty active so far this summer. They’ve reshaped a majority of the roster with an emphasis on getting tougher on D and securing a few more shooters.
Add Terrence Jones to the mix, as the free agent big man has reportedly come to terms on a 1 year deal. Jones, who played with Anthony Davis at Kentucky, is looking to rebound from a couple injury-plagued seasons that limited him to just 86 combined games over two campaigns.
Acquiring Jones is an underrated pickup and to be honest, it’s almost as if teams just forgot to pursue him this offseason. Or maybe they weren’t willing to lock him up long-term because of his injury history.
Either way, New Orleans is getting an inside-out four man who had great chemistry with AD in college a few years back – and remember, he was nearing Star UnderDOG status in Kevin McHale’s rotation (avg. over 12 points & 6 boards/night). Jones will compete for the starting power forward spot if Alvin Gentry elects to go smaller.
And if he can up his 3-point percentage to around 36% (from 31%), T. Jones will outplay his contract and could end up with a more lucrative deal next offseason.