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Report: Terrence Jones signs in China for $2 million

New Orleans Pelicans v Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 14: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls pulls down Terrence Jones #9 of the New Orleans Pelicans at the United Center on January 14, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pelicans 107-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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After pairing DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, the Pelicans accommodated a squeezed-out Terrence Jones’ desire to play by attempting to trade him. Finding no takers, New Orleans released him. He signed with the Bucks but lasted less then a month before they waived him.

In other words, the writing was on the wall.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Jones’ NBA minimum – which I’m not sure he could have gotten guaranteed – is $1,709,538. So, this isn’t a bad fallback for him.

But the 25-year-old former No. 18 pick has NBA talent. It’s on him to put it all together. If he does so quickly enough, he might even add to his 2017-18 salary by returning stateside after the Chinese season ends in the spring.