The Minnesota Timberwolves get the full breakdown treatment from Adrian Benjamins and Coach!
October 16, 2019, 10:50 pmTyus JonesPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyus Jones started in place of Ja Morant (rest) on Wednesday night and ended up with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of action.
Jones also shot 7-of-13 from the field. Although he'll probably be second fiddle to franchise player Morant, he's in a vastly better situation than he was last season in Minnesota. He remains a sneaky late-round option in all formats given the relative scarcity of assists late in drafts, and is also a player that most casual fantasy GMs will overlook.
October 8, 2019, 10:33 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant dished out 10 assists in 20 minutes during a Tuesday night win, adding four points (2-of-6 FGs), five rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.
The game was against the New Zealand Breakers, but it's still quite impressive for Morant. He'll likely have a tough time getting acclimated this season, but there's significant upside here, especially in assists. His backup and fellow new Grizzly, Tyus Jones, had a nice performance with 13 points (6-of-10 FGs) and five assists in 23 minutes. There's some talk that they could play together, which would be a best case scenario for both players' fantasy value.
October 2, 2019, 1:17 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins is considering using point guards Ja Morant and Tyus Jones on the floor together at times this season.
The Grizzlies don't have much depth at shooting guard, so this makes sense. Morant is certainly someone to consider in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Meanwhile, Jones could generate more steals and assists if he plays in lineups with Morant.
Source: David Cobb on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 12:38 amTyus JonesPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota is declining to match Tyus Jones' offer sheet from the Grizzlies.
This likely puts Jones into Delon Wright's vacated backup point guard spot behind Ja Morant based on the investment (three years, $28 million). If Morant starts slowly or misses time, Jones would be a must-add, but otherwise he's probably just an assists and steals streamer looking at something like 20 minutes per game.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 11:54 pmTyus JonesPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones has reached an agreement on an offer sheet with the Grizzlies, per Shams Charania.
Jones' agency told Malika Andrews of ESPN that the deal would be three years and $28 million. The Grizzlies just lost Delon Wright for two second-round picks so adding another point guard to back up Ja Morant would be a solid move. Jones has been stifled in Minnesota, consistently being put third on the depth chart without being given many opportunities to develop in real game situations beyond filling in when others are injured. The Wolves added Shabazz Napier to the backcourt but could still decide to match this offer sheet with Jones now looking like the leader of the second unit.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 12:49 pmTyus JonesPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves spoke with RFA Tyus Jones on Sunday night, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.
Jones was on the back burner while the Wolves pursued D'Angelo Russell, but Minnesota may pivot back to retaining Jones as the backup behind Jeff Teague. Jones would be a standard-league fantasy player in the proper playing time, but he's always been blocked by superior players and coaches with the Wolves. Perhaps he'll have more leash to work with this year with Ryan Saunders calling the shots and Derrick Rose out of the picture.
Source: The Athletic
June 26, 2019, 12:39 pmTyus JonesPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have extended a qualifying offer to Tyus Jones, per Adrian Wojnarowski, meaning he will be a restricted free agent.
Jones allegedly asked for a trade last offseason before Tom Thibodeau reassured him that a larger role was coming. Instead, the team added Derrick Rose. Jones is too good for the Wolves to let him go UFA without having the chance to match, but given their reported interest in players like D'Angelo Russell, it certainly doesn't look like Jones will play a serious role. There's standard-league potential with Jones if he ever gets the proper playing time, so fantasy players should be hoping that another team produces an offer that's too rich for Minnesota.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 1:38 amTyus JonesG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones went 4-of-12 from the field for eight points and eight assists in Wednesday's season-ending loss to the Nuggets.
Jones requested a trade in the offseason because he was upset about his lack of playing time, and rightfully so. Tom Thibodeau talked him down and promised a larger role, only to sign Derrick Rose. While Jones wasted away for most of the season's first half, he did get a chance to start once Minnesota fell out of playoff contention. He was able to post top-100/120 value once he became a full-time starter, averaging 7.2 assists and 1.1 steals over that span. On the full year Jones returned top-190/165 value, and he was a top-170/150 option in total value despite missing 13 straight games with a sprained left ankle. Keep Jones in mind in case he ends up with a larger role, whether that's with the Wolves or someone else.
April 9, 2019, 11:00 pmTyus JonesG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones shot 5-for-9 for 11 points with 10 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes in a loss to the Raptors on Tuesday.
Jones has held down the backcourt for the Wolves after injuries to Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose. Roll him out there for the season finale.
April 7, 2019, 7:54 pmTyus JonesG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones matched his career-high with 13 assists on Sunday, rounding out his line with 10 points and five rebounds in 35 minutes.
It's a bummer that Jones couldn't add in any more stats, but it's still a nice game to add onto his middle-round resume of late. Jerryd Bayless wasn't around to eat into his workload today so Cam Reynolds (seven minutes) and Jared Terrell (four points in 13 minutes) handled the backup work. It's Jones or bust from a fantasy perspective.
April 5, 2019, 10:44 pmTyus JonesG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones played well as the Wolves edged out the Heat 111-109 on Friday, delivering 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 31 minutes.
Jones is a lock for solid production down the stretch with top-65 value over the last week. He's a solid source of assists and steals and will be a player to watch as he could fare prominently in the Wolves' developmental plans for the future.
April 4, 2019, 12:36 amTyus JonesG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones put up 15 points with six assists on 6-of-9 shooting in a win over the Mavs on Wednesday.
With Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose out for the season, Jones has been able to show what he can do and has played well as the starting point guard. Over the past two weeks, he is averaging 12.7 points and 7.1 assists on 50-percent shooting. Those numbers are good for top-100 value and he is a must-own guy to finish the season.
April 2, 2019, 12:14 amTyus JonesG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones double-doubled with 14 points (7-of-12 FGs) and 10 assists, adding three rebounds and three steals in Monday's loss to the Blazers.
Jones has been flirting with top-100 value lately, but he's mainly providing value in just two categories: assists and free throw percentage. Previously, he'd been a reliable steals source, but he's under 1.0 per game over the last month despite having the starting role for most of that time.
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