Wolves Acquire Rights To Tyus Jones From Cavs

FRIDAY, 12:26pm: The deal is official, both teams have announced. It’s Minnesota’s own 2019 second-round pick going to Cleveland, the Timberwolves note.

THURSDAY, 9:26pm: The Timberwolves will acquire the rights to Tyus Jones from the Cavaliers, who are drafting him at No. 24, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). The Cavs are getting picks Nos. 31 and 36, Wojnarowski adds (on Twitter). Cleveland will also receive a 2019 second-rounder, according to Sam Amick of USA Today (Twitter link).

It’s a homecoming for Jones, a Burnsville, Minnesota native who was the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four this year at Duke. His floor vision and leadership make him an intriguing prospect, as Eddie Scarito of Hoops Rumors examined in his Prospect Profile.

Jones represents a cap hold of $1,068,400, and he’ll likely receive 20% more on his rookie scale contract. Clearing him for a pair of second-round picks that don’t count against the cap until they’re signed helps Cleveland keep its costs low as the team reportedly contemplates a payroll of $100-110MM, plus another $75MM or so in luxury taxes.

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4 thoughts on “Wolves Acquire Rights To Tyus Jones From Cavs

  1. KnicksCavsFan

    Not sure what to think about their moves. I thought RJ Turner filled our biggest need as a guard with size that could shoot from deep. When they took Tyus I thought “ok…back up PG from a major winning program that we can use in case Irving is injured”. But to trade out of the 1st round for 2 second round picks? I don’t get that. We are talented nor deep enough to pass on the best available players at the guard positions.

    I have to think this is the first move of a much bigger picture. Let’s see.

      • KnicksCavsFan

        In further thought, making the move for cap consideration makes sense from a front office stand point. Guess we can’t have it all…haha.

        Love talking to myself…haha. This site is much better structured than ESPN. Wish others would jump over here.

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