Jones is joining the Grizzlies after the Timberwolves declined to match the three-year, $24 million offer sheet, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Jones was a restricted free agent so Minnesota had two days to match the offer sheet after it was signed Sunday, and now his rights move to Memphis. The 23-year-old is coming off a season in which he averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 22.9 minutes, and he figures to serve as the backup to rookie Ja Morant (knee).
Jones agreed Sunday to a three-year, $24 million offer sheet with Memphis, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports. Jones and the Timberwolves were unable to come to terms on a contract, so Minnesota will now have just two days to match the offer or else turn his rights over to Memphis. The point guard put up career-high averages in points (6.9 per game), rebounds (2.0) and assists (4.8) in 2018-19 while playing in 68 contest.
Jones was extended a qualifying offer by the Timberwolves on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Jones will now be a restricted free agent this offseason, meaning the Timberwolves will have the ability to match any offer he receives. The Duke product has struggled to assert himself through four NBA seasons, though he did start a career-high 23 games last season amid injuries to Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose.
Jones totaled 10 points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 13 assists and five rebounds over 35 minutes Sunday against the Thunder. Jones was one of four Minnesota starters to finish in double figures, but he was most impressive when distributing the basketball. He's handed out 10 or more assists in two of his previous four contests and has racked up 10 or more points in each of those matchups. He'll look to finish the final two games of the regular season on a high note.
Jones tallied 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-3 3Pt), six assists, and one rebound in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 110-108 victory over the Mavericks. Jones scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting Wednesday, continuing his sold finish to the season. The lack of steals was a bit of downer with many owners likely having him for his ability to rack up the defensive numbers. With Jeff Teague (foot) done for the season, Jones would continue to see big minutes down the stretch and although his upside isn't this highest, he should still be rostered across most formats.
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