Drafted: First Round, Pick 18
Terrence Jones of the Houston Rockets is a dynamic forward who is capable of thriving at either the 3 or 4. He's a sound ball handler and facilitator, as well as a solid interior defender and efficient low-post scorer.
The question is, which position do the Houston Rockets expect him to play? If it's power forward, Terrence Jones may never find the floor.
With Patrick Patterson, Marcus Morris, JaJuan Johnson and Royce White also fighting for minutes at the position, Terrence Jones will need to break out quickly or find himself a seat on the end of the bench. It won't get any prettier at small forward, where Jones could potentially be in just as ferocious of a position battle.
This time around, he'd be battling breakout rookie from 2011-12, Chandler Parsons, and fellow first round draft choice Royce White.
Even if Terrence Jones is able to emerge victorious at any of the positions listed, that does not solve the issues. Jones remains in a situation in which he lacks a true veteran mentor, which many feel he needs due to his poor body language.
Jones could be an All-Star or he could be buried. The line between the two is far too thin to label this anything but a nightmare.
2011-12 College Season Averages
12.3 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.3 SPG, 1.8 BPG, 32.7% 3PT