NBA Trade News: Pelicans To Acquire Terrence Jones, Facilitate Dwight Howard Move To Knicks
Will the New York Knicks become Dwight Howard’s new team? In a three-team proposed trade, Houston Rockets may move their disgruntled star to the Knicks, weakening their own defense. The trade involves the New Orleans Pelicans as the third team.Advertisement
The Knicks will send the Rockets their 2016 and 2018 top five protected first-round picks. Pelicans’ star Anthony Davis gets reunited with a few of his fellow friends. New Orleans will then return Robin Lopez to their kitty.
Pelicans will also rope in Anthony Davis’ college-mate Terrence Jones, who will serve as a reserve once Robin Lopez starts. Jones can surely get 25-plus minutes per game at New Orleans. Lopez is a consistent mediocrity who can serve a team in a more effective way than any projected fascinating rebounder or scorer.
Jones has worked with Houston to expand his range. In each year of his NBA career, he has made strides in his three-point shooting percentage. He has shot 40.5% from the three-point range this season, while his last season’s tally was 35.1 %. Jones looked in form during the Rockets’ three-game-winning streak.
Howard and Harden were having issues, and Howard was the cause of locker room problems at Houston. The Rockets were eager to move him, and Ryan Anderson is a suitable candidate for their roster.