Grizzlies To Add Tyus Jones After Wolves Decline To Match Offer Sheet

  • Grizzlies To Add Tyus Jones After Wolves Decline To Match Offer Sheet

Grizzlies To Add Tyus Jones After Wolves Decline To Match Offer Sheet

Jones is off to Memphis after the Wolves declined to match a three-year offer sheet from the Grizzlies that could be worth as much as $28 million with incentives.

The Timberwolves could have matched the offer but didn't.

Tyus Jones' time playing for his hometown team has come to an end.

The 23-year-old will slide into Memphis' rebuilding rotation after establishing himself as a productive, intelligent point guard on the young Timberwolves.

Jones joined the Wolves in the same draft class as Karl-Anthony Towns.

Rosas' intent is to give Towns a solid star to build a one-two punch with, and having the salary cap available to do so, whether it is through free agency or a trade, has proved pivotal in his vision.

Tyus Jones spent one season at Duke and won the National Championship as the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament in 2015 before being the No. 24 overall pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Just last month, the Grizzlies selected point guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 overall pick, so it's likely that Jones will start the season as the back-up point guard in Memphis. Last season, Jones's shooting percentages decreased from 46 to 42 as he averaged 6.9 points per game, but his assist to turnover ratio (4.8 to 0.7 pet game last season) was one of the best in the league.

It's unclear if Jones will begin the 2019-20 campaign with Memphis starting point guard spot.