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Report: Bucks to sign Terrence Jones for the remainder of the season

Jan 2, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Terrence Jones (9) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

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.

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.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.