HoopsHype Terrence Jones rumors

June 12, 2012 Updates

One team source said Perry Jones is in the race, but he’s not a front runner. Another Warriors source rated the Baylor sophomore above Terrence Jones, though the Warriors’ camp likes the Kentucky star. But both are at risk of being trumped by future prospects. Ohio State power forward Jared Sullinger is scheduled to come in. Golden State is still hoping to workout North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, who is projected to be a better SF at the NBA level. Contra Costa Times

June 10, 2012 Updates

It's a big week for Kentucky forward Terrence Jones, who has been seen as a mid-first-round pick for quite some time but has a chance to move up. It's no secret that the Warriors are considering him (either for No. 7 or if they trade down), and I'm told that Sacramento (No. 5) is very intrigued as well. He'll work out with both teams this week, a source said, visiting the Warriors on Monday in a face-off against Baylor forward Perry Jones (Zeller and Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli will be in that workout too) before his Sacramento visit. Terrence Jones said he is also scheduled to work out for Atlanta (No. 23), Orlando (19), and Denver (20). SI.com

June 7, 2012 Updates
June 6, 2012 Updates

It sounds as if the Kings like -- to varying degrees -- Barnes, North Carolina big men Tyler Zeller or John Henson, or even Kentucky forward Terrence Jones more than risky prospects such as Connecticut center Andre Drummond or Baylor forward Perry Jones III. SI.com

June 4, 2012 Updates
May 31, 2012 Updates

Or they could trade down, acquiring an experienced backup at point guard or post or an improvement at starting small forward. If they move back, they still might be able to draft forward Terrence Jones or center Meyers Leonard, both of whom have the attention of the Warriors' brass. "The nice is having the assets," Myers said. "Now, we have endless possibilities." San Francisco Chronicle

May 18, 2012 Updates

GMs identified Baylor's Perry Jones, Kentucky's Terrence Jones, Washington's Terrence Ross, Baylor's Quincy Miller and St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson as players who could help their stock the most with great workouts. All of them have one thing in common: skill. And many of them combine that with terrific athleticism to boot. "These workouts can't really measure basketball IQ or your feel for the game. We have a whole season of scouting and film for that," one GM said. "But they can allow us to gauge the skill level of players in ways that sometimes their college systems might hide. It's also a terrific gauge of a player's athletic abilities, which are often pushed to the maximum in workouts." ESPN.com

Terrence Jones primarily played down low for the Wildcats, but he's got a lot more to his game too. "He's not going to wow you in the athletic drills, but I think he's got such a well-rounded game," another GM said. "I see some Lamar Odom in him. He's another guy who, at 6-foot-9, should really excel in drills and two-on-two play. I think he was surrounded by so much talent at Kentucky that people just don't get how special a player he can be." ESPN.com

May 9, 2012 Updates

Terrence Jones will sign with Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, according to a source close to the process. Via @DraftExpress Twitter

April 18, 2012 Updates

Chad Ford (1:07 PM) I'm assuming you mean Kentucky. And yes, I think all five are likely first round picks. Anthony Davis is No. 1 on our Big Board. MKG is No. 2. Terrence Jones is No. 8, Marquis Teague is No. 25 and Doron Lamb is No. 29 ... Lamb will be on the bubble, but I think his shooting ability will get him in. Darius Miller is No. 42 by the way and it's not out of the question that he sneaks in too. ESPN.com

F Anthony Davis , F Terrence Jones , F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist , G Doron Lamb and G Marquis Teague all announced they would enter the NBA draft. The five underclassmen comprised the starting lineup of Kentucky's 38-2 national championship team. Their NBA draft projections range from first overall (Davis) to late-first or early-second round (Lamb). CBSSports.com

April 16, 2012 Updates
April 6, 2012 Updates

Kentucky's Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Terrence Jones are expected to declare for the draft soon, according to sources. Kansas' Thomas Robinson is a lock to declare. Florida's Bradley Beal and UConn's Jeremy Lamb are also leaning strongly in that direction. ESPN.com

March 3, 2012 Updates

Either way, when North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, Kentucky’s Terrence Jones, Connecticut’s Jeremy Lamb and Baylor’s Perry Jones chose to spend their sophomore years on campus – and join other potential one-and-done candidates such as Connecticut’s Andre Drummond, Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Florida’s Bradley Beal and Baylor’s Quincy Miller – it created a situation in which teams on the back end of the lottery could still pluck quality talent. That is, of course, if all of those players declare for the draft. “It’s a good year to be in the lottery because it’s one of the safer lotteries,” the scouting director said. “If you have a pick around the top 14 or 15, you might get a top five or top seven talent, just because of the amount of guys who went back. Some people make the argument that some of those guys might’ve contended for one. You’re going to get a higher quality player in whatever range you’re picking in the first round than you normally would.” Washington Post

November 7, 2011 Updates

5. Tu Holloway, Xavier – Too high for one of the 5 best players in the history of the Atlantic-10? Nope. 4. Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut – Is this too high for a quiet kid who won’t have Kemba Walker around anymore and will have to become the team’s leader? Nope. 3. Terrence Jones, Kentucky – Inconsistent as a freshman (who isn’t?), but I’d say he’s the most talented player on Kentucky’s loaded roster (right now). 2. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina – Inconsistent as a freshman (who isn’t?), but enjoy him while you can before he’s a top 3 pick in the 2012 NBA draft. 1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State – I’m just glad he stuck around for his sophomore year. Stay all four, like Hansbrough did! The Big Lead

In a normal year, he would have been snatched up in the lottery and signed to an NBA team. But this is not a normal year. The NBA lockout has assured that he'll donate at least one more year of pro bono highlights, going against the flow of one-and-dones and returning for his sophomore year. And he's not alone. Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, Kentucky's Terrence Jones and Baylor's Perry Jones III are among the other second-year stars who delayed their draft entries. Together with Barnes, the group's collective return means that this season, the fight for a national championship will be more rugged than it's been since before one-and-dones existed. "It's going to raise the competition for everyone involved," says Carolina head coach Roy Williams. "Back to when Tim Duncan stayed four years." ESPN.com

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