2016 NBA Trade Gettables: Terrence Jones

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Dec

Contract Remaining

  • 2015-16 – $2.49 million1
  • 2016-17 – RFA, $3.52 million Qualifying Offer

2015-16 Stats as of 12/21/15

Season Age G GS MP FG% 3P% 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2015-16 24 23 10 23.6 .445 .415 .453 .490 1.7 2.6 .650 1.7 3.5 5.1 1.0 0.3 0.9 1.1 1.8 9.8
Career 151 105 25.1 .519 .333 .552 .544 1.5 2.4 .620 2.0 4.1 6.2 1.1 0.6 1.3 1.0 1.9 10.8
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/21/2015

Possible Destinations

  • Phoenix Suns
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Miami Heat
  • Washington Wizards
  • New Orleans Pelicans

Breakdown

Terrence Jones has always held the promise of a stretch-four but has yet to truly deliver on that potential. The great thing for a team that is considering taking Jones as the return of a trade with the Houston Rockets is that he’s still just 23 years old.

Jones’s range is getting further and further as the years go on. He’s taking a career high 1.8 3PA/game and is hitting 41.5% of those shots. That’s still only 41 attempts in 2015-16, small enough for his 41.5% shooting to just be an outlier. Despite working in a Houston system that specializes in opening up three-point attempts, he’s only taken five corner threes. The fact that he’s converting such a high percentage without hardly any corner threes is encouraging.

However, within the arc, Jones is shooting a weak 45.3% and a terrible 47.7% around the restricted area. Jones is going to the post just under 10% of the time and scoring just .82 points per possession. The offense still hasn’t been there, but it’s important that I remind you one more time that Jones is 23.

Jones might be about to hit restricted free agency in a world with a $90 million salary cap, but a 23-year-old with vast potential that has shown flashes is just the type of piece that a smart GM will try to acquire either standalone or as a return to a superstar.

Trade Gettables Series

Taj Gibson | Terrence Jones | Brandon Jennings | Ryan Anderson | Markieff Morris | Al Jefferson | Hassan Whiteside | Carmelo Anthony | Dwight Howard | DeMarcus Cousins


  1. per Spotrac 

About the author: Colby Rogers

Colby is the Editor-in-Chief, Founder and Lead Contributor to Other League. Also a law student focusing on Labor & Employment law and intersections with law and sports. You can find him on Twitter via @Colby_OL.