Houston Rockets Year-end Review: Terrence Jones
Apr 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) dunks over Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) in the first half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s take a look at some of his video highlights throughout the season.
Feb. 23, 2015 – Game highlights vs. Timberwolves
Game notes: This was against a team that ended up with the worst record in the 2014-15 NBA season, but Jones wasn’t about to show any mercy.
Game stats: 15 points, 15 rebounds, two blocks, one steal in 32 minutes of action
March 6, 2015 – Game highlights vs. Pistons
Game notes: Jones’ fingerprints were all over this game on both ends of the floor. This video showcases his multi-faceted arsenal of moves.
Game stats: 17 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, two steals in 32 minutes of action
March 19, 2015 – Nuggets @ Rockets
Game notes: Footage of when he suffered a partially collapsed lung while hosting the Nuggets in Houston.
Game stats: 10 points, two rebounds in nine minutes of action
April 1, 2015 – Block party vs. Kings
Game notes: After missing six games, this was his first game back since suffering the partially collapsed lung. He went on to record a career-high seven blocks in a game.
Game stats: 16 points, seven rebounds, seven blocks, one steal in 32 minutes of action
This resiliency to rise above and come back with a no-quit-attitude was a definite positive for Rockets fans to witness after seeing their young big man go down to injury.
It reminded me of former Rockets rim protectors like Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo getting multiple consecutive blocks back in the day. Check out this old video in case you want to take a trip down memory lane: Dikembe Mutombo with four consecutive blocks.
May 14, 2015 – Game 6 vs. Clippers
Game notes: This was his second-best performance scoring-wise in the 2015 playoffs. His best scoring night came in Game 1 of the first-round (19 points vs. Mavericks)
Game stats: 16 points, five rebounds, one steal in 22 minutes of action
If there’s any indication that he is worth keeping around in Houston, it’s the fact that he’s still very young and he’s given reason to believe he can be a contributor as an impact player.
It also leads me to think that the magic number is 32. In every game this season where he played 32+ minutes, his stats were solid. See for yourself if you don’t believe me.
Here’s what Jones will need to do in the off-season.
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