It’s looking more and more likely that the Houston Rockets will bring back a familiar face to the franchise. How does he help the team at the power forward spot?
The Houston Rockets are in the more dull part of the offseason without a ton of news to go around. After the Russell Westbrook press conference the other day, we’re now pretty much waiting for training camp, while staying alert for any potential trades.
One move that appears to be imminent, though, is the return of the former first-round pick of the Houston Rockets, Terrence Jones. He appears to be returning for a third round with the team after signing two 10-day contracts last season.
It was originally reported by ClutchFans that the Rockets were interested in bringing back the power forward for another chance with the team after the Westbrook stuff the other day:
Rockets like what they have with their minimum signings, especially with Anthony Bennett. The team is looking at bringing Terrence Jones back, per a source.
— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) July 26, 2019
It was confirmed further today by Kelly Iko in his article on The Athletic when he said Jones will “soon” join the team. I could see us getting even more official confirmation in the days ahead.
What he will bring
Our own Anthony Duckett gave us reasons the other day why the Rockets should avoid this reunion, but we’ll give a few why he can help the squad since the signing is looking very likely.
Terrence Jones was actually pretty great in the G League last season before the Rockets signed him. He shot nearly 41% from deep last year on over 3.5 attempts per game, which is no joke for a big man. He also put up 23.5 points and 9.4 rebounds a night.
Jones probably won’t make an impact on the team next year, but he can bring some depth with the potential to be a solid role player if needed. With the market running low on bigs, why not go with a familiar face?
The Rockets were also 9-1 in the ten games that he was on the team for last year, just sayin’.