Wrapping up the Wolves Summer League Performance

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Jul 11, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones (1) dribbles the ball towards the defense of Chicago Bulls guard Ramon Galloway (15) during an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Tyus Jones

Minnesota native and reigning Final Four Most Outstanding Player Tyus Jones had a Summer League performance that was largely a mixed bag.

He had a poor showing in the opener against the Lakers, playing just 16 minutes and shooting 0 for 4 from the floor with three turnovers. Jones was much better the next night against the Bulls, scoring 14 points on 4 of 8 shooting and 6 of 8 from the free throw line. He also dished out three assists and only turned the ball over twice in 25 minutes.

Jones missed the third game to attend the ESPYs with his Duke University teammates and finished with one more bad game and one more good one. Overall, he averaged 7.8 points, two rebounds, and two assists per game but also turning it over 3.3 times per contest. He shot only 40.7% from the field, including 25% from beyond the arc.

Jones clearly isn’t ready to play heavy minutes at the NBA level, and combined with Brown’s solid performance, it seems to be pretty clear that the Wolves still have a need for a third point guard to help bring Jones along slowly. It’ll be fun to watch his development in preseason and throughout the opening stages of the 2015-16 regular season, but it could be slower than some folks might expect.

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