Sources: Terrence Jones agrees to deal with Bucks for rest of season

Terrence Jones was released at the trade deadline. (AP)
Terrence Jones was released at the trade deadline. (AP)

Free-agent forward Terrence Jones has agreed to a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks for the remainder of the season, league sources told The Vertical.

Jones averaged 11.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 24.8 minutes in 51 games (12 starts) for the New Orleans Pelicans this season. After acquiring DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi, the Pelicans searched for a trade partner for Jones but were unable to find a deal. Jones eventually was released at the trade deadline and focused on finding the right fit as a free agent.

Milwaukee has been without forward Jabari Parker because of ACL surgery, and the team recently lost Michael Beasley to a knee injury.

Jones, 25, is in his fifth NBA season and is expected to add athleticism and versatility to the Bucks. He has averaged 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds for his career. He was the 18th overall selection in the 2012 NBA draft out of Kentucky, where he helped lead the Wildcats to a national championship.

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