Rockets Recall Jones and Re-Assign Motiejunas

January 22, 2013

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has recalled forward Terrence Jones from Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley. In addition, the Rockets have re-assigned forward/center Donatas Motiejunas to the Vipers. Jones was scheduled to undergo a very minor outpatient procedure on his toe and will remain in Houston to receive rehabilitation treatments. He will be expected to be out of action for up to a week.

Jones (6-9, 252, Kentucky) has averaged 19.1 points and 9.8 rebounds in 12 games (12 starts) with Rio Grande Valley this season. Through Jan. 21, Jones stands fourth in the D-League in rebounds per game (9.8) and tied for seventh in the league in scoring average (19.1). In his rookie campaign with the Rockets, Jones has averaged 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 11 games with Houston in 2012-13.

Motiejunas (7-0, 222, Lithuania) has averaged 23.5 points and 10.8 rebounds over four starts with the Vipers this season. He has averaged 1.5 points and 0.3 boards in 13 games with the Rockets.