According to Tom Thibodeau in today’s pregame session, Herb Jones is “a terrific basketball player.”
Tom Thibodeau on #Pelicans rookie starting forward: "Herb Jones is a terrific basketball player. (For) people that don't know him well, he's very, very good."— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) January 20, 2022
The comment makes all the sense in the world. The New York Knicks head coach has a penchant for tough-nosed defensive players and Jones more than fits the bill, showing he’s also competent offensively for being able to score and pass efficiently.
Hopefully, this adulation is a precursor to a successful night for the New Orleans Pelicans. In order to avoid going winless on this long 3-game road trip, they’ll need to knock off the Knicks, after having dropped games to the Nets and Celtics.
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When: January 20, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, NBA League Pass
Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM