According to Sham Charania at The Vertical, Terrence Jones as agreed to join the Milwaukee Bucks for the rest of this NBA season.
Sources: Terrence Jones agrees to deal with Bucks for rest of season. @ShamsCharania report on @TheVertical. https://t.co/KVCliMBreF pic.twitter.com/V9LlSZrBqY— The Vertical (@TheVertical) March 2, 2017
Once they acquired another former Wildcat, DeMarcus Cousins, after the All-Star break, the New Orleans Pelicans and Jones mutually agreed to part ways.
After averaging 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game with the Pelicans, Jones looks to join his third NBA team (HOU, NOP, MIL) since being picked in the 1st round (no. 18 overall) in 2012.
The Bucks have recently lost star forward Jabari Parker and journeyman Michael Beasley to knee injuries, and Jones should fit nicely in a front court that really only needs to defend and rebound the rare misses by Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Although the contract is only for the remainder of the season, Milwaukee could be a nice landing spot for the former NCAA champion. His game is very different from that of Parker, and he has proven to be a more consistent asset than Beasley.
Once Jones is officially on the Bucks, that will make 18 (!) NBA teams that have former Kentucky Wildcats on their rosters. That is...insane.
Do you think Milwaukee is a good fit for Terrence Jones?