Tyus Jones: 3 years, $24 million (Memphis Grizzlies)
After being unable to reach common ground with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tyus Jones has agreed to a three-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Wolves have three days to match this offer for their restricted free agent, but the Grizz are well on their way to adding another point guard to the mix.
Jones is no threat to Ja Morant’s minutes, as the Grizzlies apparently believe the two could play together. While Jones’ 6.9 points and 4.8 assists per game on .415/.317/.841 shooting splits hardly leap off the page, he’s an analytics darling who ranked second in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio last year.
By agreeing to the Delon Wright sign-and-trade, Memphis is essentially opting for two future second round picks and Tyus Jones rather than just keeping Wright. At 23 years old and looking to secure consistent rotation minutes for the first time in his career, Jones could prove to be well worth the investment.