Skip to main content

Tyus Jones explodes for 27 points in his D-League debut

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Timberwolves rookie and Apple Valley, Minnesota, native Tyus Jones is off and running in the NBA Developmental League.

The 19-year-old point guard finished with 27 points (11-22 shooting), 8 assists and 6 rebounds in his first game with the Idaho Stampede on Wednesday night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUVFWqR61Nw&feature=youtu.be

Jones was sent to the D-League so he could improve by playing, rather than sitting on the bench in a suit as Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine and Andre Miller take the available minutes on the Wolves' roster.

“No NBA player wants to go to the D-League,” head coach Sam Mitchell said this week, via the Star Tribune. “But you’re not going because you’ve done anything wrong. You’re going so you can get better. And [what] he’s going to realize after about five minutes there is that guards in that league go at you. This is going to be really good for Tyus.”

“Obviously, you want to be in the NBA,” Jones told the Idaho Stateman. “But sometimes it’s best for you to come down and get some minutes and make sure you’re staying in game shape. For me, that’s how I’m looking at it. … When you’re a competitor, you want to play.”

It's unclear how long Jones will remain in the D-League.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-12-04 at 9.16.52 AM

Responding to Twitter release, former Minnesota GOP candidate calls for 'bullets'

It was in response to a thread on Twitter concerning the social media giant's moderation efforts regarding political issues.

snow

NWS: 'Safe to say' more active weather is ahead

Three rounds of light snow around Minnesota before more substantial precipitation becomes a possibility.

7F060B54-5776-4E1A-A42C-F36C22FAF493

Hero dad who stopped carjacker who fled with his kids identified

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Derek Gotchie and his family following the incident.

Screen Shot 2022-12-03 at 4.35.18 PM

Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD

New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.

MoorheadMurderSuspect

Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.

Jennifer Carnahan

Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back

Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.

Minneapolis Fire Department

One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis

Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.

ambulance

Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota

The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.

ConellHarris

Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.

image

FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise

A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.

Austin Robert LeClaire

Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party

The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.

Related