Rockets signing Jones, Chiozza to separate 10-day contracts

Former NBA forward Terrence Jones has fared well in the G-League and is on his way to the Rockets.

The Houston Rockets are signing veteran forward Terrence Jones and rookie guard Chris Chiozza to a pair of 10-day contracts, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN. (Adrian Wojnarowski, also of ESPN, reported the Jones news.)

Per Kelly Iko of The Athletic, both players will begin their stints in the the G League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Jones, 27, had been putting together a nice season with the G-League’s Erie Bayhawks.

He was actually selected by the Rockets with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2012 draft, and spent four seasons with the franchise. He most recently served stints with the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks in the 2016-17 season.

Jones carries career averages of 10.5 points and 5.7 rebounds. He was averaging 23.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists with the BayHawks this season.

Chiozza is 6-foot-0 and went undrafted out of Florida last June. He averaged 13.1 points and 6.8 assists with the Capital City Go-G0, the Washington Wizards’ G-League affiliate.

Chiozza was set to play for Team USA and coach Jeff Van Gundy at the approaching FIBA qualifiers.