After a shaky start to the summer, Tyus Jones led the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Las Vegas Summer League final after the team started out 0-3. The 20-year-old floor general has averaged 19.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game while maintaining very solid shooting percentages: 45.7 percent overall, 44.4 percent from three, 85.1 percent from the charity stripe.
The Wolves are on a four-game winning streaking as they get set to take on the Chicago Bulls for the Summer League crown, and Jones has been at the helm of it. Over the last three contests, Jones’ scoring average has jumped to 25.3 per game, and his assist average has risen to eight, this includes a 29-point, 6-assist performance in their semifinal victory over the Phoenix Suns.
His work this summer also landed him a spot on the Samsung All-NBA Summer League first team:
|Tyus Jones||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Jordan McRae||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Bobby Portis||Chicago Bulls|
|Ben Simmons||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Alan Williams||Phoenix Suns|
Since Kris Dunn only appeared in two games for Minnesota, Jones was able to get in an average of 33.4 minutes per game. After a strong end to the 2015-16 season, and an incredibly effective Summer League, Jones is in a position to fight for minutes in the absolutely packed Timberwolves backcourt.
Data courtesy of NBA.com
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