HoopsHype Terrence Jones rumors


October 20, 2013 Updates

Last season's rookies - Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas - continue to show promise offensively, but neither appears ready on the other end to be trusted with the job. The Rockets remain hopeful about both. They plan to pick up their contract options for the third season of their rookie deals this month, a person with knowledge of the team's plans said. But the Rockets don't appear ready to put either in the position, trying Omri Casspi as the starter against Orlando on Wednesday in an indication the starting spot is up for grabs. Houston Chronicle

September 11, 2013 Updates

Wall, who recently celebrated his 23rd birthday in New York, looked like he will be ready to go full bore during training camp as he lead his Blue team to a 111-95 victory in a game that also featured NBA players Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Brandon Knight, Patrick Patterson and Terrence Jones. DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe, Wall’s good friends and former teammates for one year at Kentucky, were assistant coaches and helped get the most out of him — with a little reverse psychology. “E. Bled told me I wasn’t going to get 40, so I went to go get 40,” Wall proclaimed to reporters after the game. Washington Post

September 5, 2013 Updates

NBA Houston Rockets basketball player Terrence Jones, accused of stomping on a sleeping homeless man in Old Town and arrested by Portland police on July 31, has retained high-profile Portland criminal defense attorney Janet Hoffman. Hoffman is scheduled to appear in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Jones' behalf Friday morning for a trial readiness hearing. Multnomah County senior deputy district attorney Glen Banfield said the hearing will be set over for a later date. Oregonian

August 2, 2013 Updates

Daniel Kellerher, who has struggled with homelessness and drug addiction for almost 20 years, said he was stomped in the back of his leg while he slept in a doorway on Northwest 3rd Avenue in Old Town Portland. A police officer who witnessed the attack pulled over and spoke with Kellerher. Jones was then placed into custody and booked in the Multnomah County Jail on harassment charges. “I didn’t do nothing. I was laying there sleeping,” Kellerher said. “It was a shock, you know? Something like an electric fence went through me at that point in time.” kgw.com

Kellerher said it still hurts to sit on one side. “Why the heck does he want to mess with the homeless? That’s what I can’t figure out, why these guys out here they think they’re better than us, because we sleep in a doorway and they sleep in a god dang bed?” Kellerher said. “Ain’t nobody out here on these streets better than the next person. We all get up. We all put our pants on one leg at a time.” kgw.com

August 1, 2013 Updates

The lawyer for NBA Houston Rockets basketball player Terrence Jones Thursday said Jones may have tripped over a sleeping homeless man, yelled at him to "Wake up!,'' and nudged him, but did not stomp on him as police and prosecutors have alleged. Jones, a 21-year-old Portland native, pleaded not guilty to one allegation of harassment in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday following his arrest about 2 a.m. yesterday. Oregonian

Jonathan Feigen: Terrence Jones has Sept. 6 court date on harassment charge. Atty O'Connell said "He's very embarrassed by this. He's really upset over it." Twitter

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February 20, 2013 Updates

Behind a glut of power forwards, the Houston Rockets are showing a willingness to move rookie Terrence Jones for a first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Rockets selected Jones out of Kentucky with the 18th pick in June and he's shuttled between the Development League and Houston most of the season. Jones has played minimal minutes in 11 games for the Rockets. Yahoo! Sports

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