Power forward Terrence Jones has agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks for the rest of the season, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Free agent Terrence Jones has agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks for the rest of the season, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 2, 2017
Jones played in 51 games with the New Orleans Pelicans this season before being waived on February 23. The 26-year old averaged 16.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per 36 minutes in a bench role. He played 24.6 minutes per game, primarily behind Anthony Davis and had a slightly above-average 16.3 PER.
With Milwaukee power forward Michael Beasley out temporarily with a knee injury (more on that here), Jones will find minutes in the short term. However, the Bucks’ plan at the position for the rest of the season is not as easy to figure out.
Head coach Jason Kidd will be juggling between Jones, Beasley, Mirza Teletovic, rookie Thon Maker and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who slides up to power forward in small lineups. It’s unclear where Jones — a rangy player and solid rebounder who’s lost his shooting touch in recent years — fits into that mix. However, after Jabari Parker’s ACL injury, the Bucks will take whatever help they can get at the position.