HoopsHype Terrence Jones rumors


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When all was said and done Monday, neither Baylor’s Perry Jones nor Kentucky’s Terrence Jones wowed Warriors management, according to sources. They’re good players with top-level talent, sure. And both played well. But they didn’t do enough to make the Warriors fall in love, which is probably what had to happen for either of them to be the No. 7 overall pick. Contra Costa Times

The Warriors are hoping to use their lottery pick to upgrade the small forward position, their biggest need in the starting lineup. (They can then use their three other picks plus the mid-level exception to address the frontcourt depth they need.) But both Joneses are missing some of the elements of their game the Warriors are looking for in a small forward. Contra Costa Times

Both players, however, said they could play either position at the NBA level. While many consider their ‘tweener status a knock, they called it a bonus to their game. Multiple sources said both fit best at power forward. Their size certainly fit that mold. Contra Costa Times

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

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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

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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

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