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Bucks sign Terrence Jones for remainder of the season

The Bucks make a move to address the opening created on the roster by the Jabari Parker and Michael Beasley injuries.

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According to Shams Charania of the The Vertical, free agent forward Terrence Jones will sign a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks for the remainder of the season. Jones was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans about a week ago in the aftermath of the DeMarcus Cousins trade, 51 games into his time with the Pelicans after playing the previous four seasons with the Houston Rockets.

The 25-year-old Jones is averaging 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds this season, pretty much in line with his 10.6 and 5.8 respective averages. At 6’9”, Jones doesn’t possess the volume scoring pop of Michael Beasley or shooting of Mirza Teletovic, but he could likely find some consistent minutes due to his intriguing versatility on both ends of the floor. That’s not to say that he’ll be as productive as some might hope he’ll be, but he’s definitely worth the flier on a Bucks team that’s looking for answers anywhere they can get them.

Jones’s signing likely means that Axel Toupane will be waived, though nothing has been made official and no reports have suggested that move. Toupane signed a 10-day contract five days ago and only got a handful of minutes in Wednesday night’s loss to the Denver Nuggets.