After the NBA Draft last summer, most Rockets fans were buzzing about Jeremy Lamb and Royce White’s potential to be game changers at the next level. At that point, Terrence Jones was an afterthought; most were disappointed to have allowed Tyler Zeller to slip through their fingers. Now, with just four games left in the season, Jeremy Lamb is with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Royce White is also on his way out of the organization, and Terrence Jones seems poised to wrestle away big minutes at the power forward spot.
His story is one of hard work and determination. Stuck in the D-League with four power forwards ahead of him in the rotation, Jones impressed the coaching staff and eventually made it back to Houston. When he returned, he made sure he would not be back down in Rio Grande Valley. His athleticism and work on the boards has earned him a spot in the Rockets’ playoff rotation, and it is a role he will not be giving up any time soon.