JULY 6: The Grizzlies have officially re-signed Jones, the team announced today in a press release.
JUNE 30: The Grizzlies are re-signing point guard Tyus Jones, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). Agent Kevin Bradbury tells Wojnarowski that Jones is signing a two-year, $30MM contract to remain in Memphis.
Jones was expected to draw significant interest from teams in need of help at the point this summer, but many of those teams only had the mid-level exception available. Jones’ new deal with the Grizzlies will be worth significantly more than that.
The NBA’s leader in assist-to-turnover ratio for four straight seasons, Jones has turned the ball over just 326 times in 8,377 career NBA minutes. Besides taking care of the ball and distributing it, the 26-year-old also set career highs in PPG (8.7) and 3PT% (.390) in 2021/22.
Although he has never been a full-time starter for the Grizzlies, Jones plays an important role alongside Ja Morant and provides the team with a solid insurance policy if Morant, who plays at a breakneck pace, continues to deal with injury issues going forward.
Memphis also traded De’Anthony Melton to Philadelphia earlier in the offseason, which could lead to a slightly expanded role for Jones in 2022/23.