- 2015-16 – $2.49 million1
- 2016-17 – RFA, $3.52 million Qualifying Offer
2015-16 Stats as of 12/21/15
- Phoenix Suns
- Detroit Pistons
- Miami Heat
- Washington Wizards
- New Orleans Pelicans
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.