It looks like the Kentucky Wildcats’ super frontcourt in New Orleans will lose one of its members.
The Pelicans are expected to waive Terrence Jones after failing to deal him at the NBA Trade Deadline, according to Justin Verrier of ESPN.
The Pelicans are now expected to waive Terrence Jones, according to sources, so that he can pursue other options.— Justin Verrier (@JustinVerrier) February 23, 2017
New Orleans had previously shopped Jones leading up to the deadline, but with teams knowing they may waive him, no one was willing to give up any assets for the 25-year-old forward.
Jones is sure to generate interest on the buyout market after averaging 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds over 51 games while shooting 47.2% from the field this season while registering a 16.32 PER.
However, with DeMarcus Cousins now in the fold, the frontcourt minutes have dropped drastically, making Jones very expendable. With Jones making just $1 million this season, expect another team to claim him off of waivers, but if not, he’ll at least get to choose the best fit for him.