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Once again the Houston Rockets have recalled rookie forward Terrence Jones from their NBA D-League affiliate the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Terrence has played in 9 games in the D-League and established himself as one of the more dominant players. He is 2nd in the league in rebounding, averaging 11 a game. He is also 9th in the league in points, averaging 19.2 points a game.
He is the biggest reason why the Vipers are just a half game from first place in the Central Division. He has shown he can rebound and score at a high level and will only get better. Jones has one of the best jab steps I have ever seen from someone his size.
The Rockets get another big man as security off the bench. I don’t see him getting significant playing time anytime soon, but Marcus Morris has struggled a bit lately, enough to where he lost his starting spot back to Patrick Patterson. Donatas Motiejunas is also on the team and is looking for his shot as well. Terrence has a bit of an edge over D-Mo in my opinion because he can play both forward positions.
Jones needs to work hard in practice and try to gain trust in his coach Kevin McHale. This is a guy I think the Rockets should not trade unless it’s a huge deal. I think he has a lot of potential and could possibly become a starting power forward sometime in the future.