At 6'9," 245 pounds, Terrence Jones is NBA ready from a physical standpoint. He could come in and make an impact right away.
If the Suns don't bring back Grant Hill or if he chooses to retire, Jones could come to a situation with the Suns where he could get a lot of playing time right away in order to develop.
Suns fans can certainly attest to the team's inability to develop rookies in the past. The best way to get rookies acclimated to the NBA environment is to give them playing time, something Suns' rookies have lacked.
Earl Clark, the Suns' first-round pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, never got court time for the Suns and didn't develop as a solid player.
Goran Dragic was trapped as the backup to Steve Nash, but he had flashes of brilliance in a Suns uniform. The team gave up on him too early by trading him and he blossomed in Houston with the Rockets.
Honestly, that was an odd move considering Nash's uncertain future in Phoenix.
Anyway, Jones could have the huge benefit of being able to be in the rotation from day one.
He's an athletic, left-handed forward who has a quick burst to the basket and can finish aggressively.
Jones also plays very sound defense. He averaged 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals a season ago.
He averaged 12.5 points and seven rebounds per game for the NCAA champion Kentucky Wildcats.