September 28, 2016, 12:58 pm
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that newly acquired stretch four Terrence Jones can play center if needed.
Anybody can play center in today’s NBA but can they really play center? Actually, for the Pelicans it’s not a ridiculous question because he could easily be their best fit there considering they have to trot out Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca every night. Look for them to use their bigs against the bigger centers in the league, but they’ll sneak minutes in for guys like Jones and Cheick Diallo whenever they can. We already had this scenario factored into our projections for Jones many moons ago, and you can find those projections on October 1 in the Draft Guide.