Terrence Jones doesn't think he should be pigeonholed into either the small or power forward position in the NBA.
"I think I'm versatile and able to play both," Jones said. "I think that's a skill I've got that I'm proud of, is being able to play both the three and the four."
While some might see that in-between status as a question mark, Jones said his versatility is the main aspect of his game that he wants to show NBA teams in predraft workouts. Jones, a potential late lottery pick from Kentucky, was one of six players who worked out for the Kings on Friday.
Listed in college at 6-foot-9 and 252 pounds, Jones looks ready to go shoulder-to-shoulder with NBA players, and he's also considered to have impressive athleticism for his build.
Jones said he's been compared to Marvin Williams and Lamar Odom, players who have played both forward positions in the NBA.
Jones averaged 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds as a sophomore on Kentucky's national championship team. He was sometimes overshadowed by the Wildcats' freshman phenoms, including Anthony Davis, the draft's likely top pick, and had games where his production plummeted. But he said the amount of talent taught him to be flexible about his role.
"You've got a mismatch this game, so (the coach) wants you to score, or he wants you to defend the better player and try to just rebound the next game," Jones said. "I think that's what we learned a lot at Kentucky, was to do what's best for the team."
Jones said his shooting needs some work he made 32.7 of his three-pointers last season but that whichever team drafts him will get a "competitor. I love to win."
He said he got no feedback from the Kings after Friday's workout. The team picks fifth in the June 28 NBA draft and might target a small forward or post player.
Kevin Jones (West Virginia), Garrett Stutz (Wichita State), Mitchell Watt (Buffalo), Maalik Wayns (Vil- lanova) and Andre Young (Clemson) also worked out Friday.
Kevin Jones appeared to come down awkwardly on his left ankle during the workout and left the court.
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