According to multiple sources, the New Orleans Pelicans are openly shopping Terrence Jones in the trade market.
New Orleans now seeking trade partner for forward Terrence Jones, league sources tell ESPN. Mutual decision on behalf of team, Jones' camp.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 20, 2017
Now that superstar center DeMarcus Cousins is making his way to NOLA to join superstar power forward Anthony Davis, it seems like the minutes in the front court will be limited for the Pelicans. Seeing the writing on the wall, it seems Jones is on board with moving to his 3rd team in the last 8 months.
Jones has averaged 11.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1 block per game since joining the Pelicans in the off-season. That is also a solid representation of his last three years in Houston before being released by the Rockets in July.
Jones signed a 1 year deal with the Pelicans for $1.5 million after testing the open market and finding out that his services were not in high demand.
Oklahoma City and New Orleans have reportedly held discussions centered around Terrence Jones. More to come. #NBA #Thunder— NBA Insider (@YourNBAInsider) February 20, 2017
Despite the lack of demand in the off-season, there are many possible landing spots for the former Kentucky Wildcat surfacing since last night. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics have all been mentioned as destinations with the Oklahoma City Thunder emerging this morning as an early leader.
Look for New Orleans to seek a perimeter guy in this trade, as they dealt the majority of their back court for Cousins. Unfortunately, no former Kentucky guards really fit the need or are too expensive.
Big Blue Nation loves the idea of former Kentucky Wildcats teaming up. But if Jones has to be dealt, where would you like to see him go?