Grading 4 Timberwolves trade deadline targets from no-brainer to must-avoid

Breaking down several potential Timberwolves trade targets by desirability.

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Tyus Jones - Semi no-brainer

Another player that can be instrumental in preventing collapses is Tyus Jones, but for different reasons. Jones may not burn up the nets from three like Kennard, but he plays at an extremely high level in a point guard/ball handler role, racking up assists and keeping turnovers down.

For the fourth season in a row, Jones ranks in at least the 91st percentile for turnover percentage according to Cleaning The Glass. This season, he is in the 97th percentile. Suffice to say, the ball will be secure when in the hands of this veteran floor general.

Jones' shooting percentages are also elite. In 2023-24, he is putting up shooting splits of 49/39/76%. Those are extremely good numbers for anyone, but especially for a guard that has been thrust into a full-time starting role for the first time in his career.

Wolves fans of course remember Tyus from his previous stint in Minnesota from the time he was drafted in 2015 until signing with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019. If the team could orchestrate a deal to get him back in the Twin Cities, he would be the perfect backup for Mike Conley. His price tag may be higher than Kennard's, which is what earns him the "semi no-brainer" moniker.