HoopsHype Terrence Jones rumors

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Though Rockets coach Kevin McHale called the Rockets’ power forward position open, saying he needs to see more physical defense and rebounding from the position, a vote of confidence for his returning power forwards, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas, is expected before the season begins. The Rockets intend to pick up their fourth-year option on the contracts for both players, a person with knowledge of the plan said on Tuesday. In keeping with their policy on such moves, the Rockets will wait until the Oct. 31 deadline to pick up the contract options for the 2015-16 season for both players should unforeseen developments influence that decision. Houston Chronicle

May 27, 2014 Updates

Houston would trade almost anything not named Dwight Howard and James Harden to get at Anthony and they would go all in on a contract too. There has been talk that Houston has offered up Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in a “give away” trade that could include their draft pick in the first round or a roster player like Terrence Jones to get those salaries off the books. Basketball Insiders

April 23, 2014 Updates

Charges against NBA star Terrence Jones were dropped after he was accused last July of stomping on a sleeping homeless man in Portland. Jones, a Jefferson High School graduate and current NBA forward with the Houston Rockets, was arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday, July 31. kgw.com

Jones must pay $10,000 to a charitable organization that benefits the homeless, as designated by the alleged victim's lawyer, according to the compromise obtained by The Oregonian Tuesday. "I'm pleased to say that we were able to resolve the underlying dispute to everyone's satisfaction,'' said attorney James E. McCandlish, who represented the victim in the case. Oregonian

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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

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