Skip to main content

Wolves owner Glen Taylor interested in drafting Tyus Jones

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Tyus Jones isn't going to hear the Timberwolves call his name with the first pick in the NBA Draft, but based on what team owner Glen Taylor told David Shama of Sports Headliners, it wouldn't be a complete shock if Jones ends up going to the Wolves later in the draft.

“I don’t know how we could get that done for sure,” Taylor told Shama. “I think there are other teams that are interested. My guess is that Flip (Saunders) and Milt (Newman) will make inquiries and see if somebody is interested in giving up that draft choice so that that could happen. It would be a nice thing for Minnesota to have that, to do that.”

To get the true point guard out of Duke the Wolves will likely have to trade back into the first round. Minnesota has assets to do just that; they own the first (31st overall) and sixth (36th overall) picks in the second round.

But everything at this point is purely speculation. currently has Jones going to the Memphis Grizzlies at 25.

Jones won a state championship with Apple Valley High School just two years ago, and he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four after leading Duke to a national championship as a freshman.

Jones reportedly worked out for the Houston Rockets last week before back tightness cut his workout short, Darren Wolfson said. USA Today's latest mock draft has Jones going to Houston with the 18th pick.

"Houston's biggest need is at the point guard spot, and they will have a couple to select from at this stage of the draft. Jones' combination of outside shooting and good decision making could make him the selection at 18 for Houston."

TMZ finds Jones

TMZ Sports tracked down Jones and a few of his Duke teammates, including Jahlil Okafor, who could wind up going to the Wolves No. 1 overall, at a rooftop party in Beverly Hills last weekend. The group of Duke stars wound up hanging out with celebrities Too Short and Charlamagne Tha God.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-23 at 9.58.36 PM

Eric Perkins, Miss Minnesota, Paul Fletcher create new podcast

The podcast is released Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and is available wherever you find podcasts.

Mock aircraft cabin.

MSP Airport debuts mock aircraft to help ease flying anxiety

The pre-flight experiences cover the TSA screening procedure, exploring a terminal, boarding a plane and meeting a pilot, and preparing for takeoff.

Scripps National Spelling Bee

These Minnesota kids will be competing at National Spelling Bee

The upcoming event in Maryland will be the first fully in-person Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2019.

covid, kids

New data shows how omicron has impacted kids in Minnesota

The new data shows breakthrough data during the omicron period, which began Dec. 19, 2021.

Javen Juan Moreno

Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run

He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.


Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

state capitol Minnesota

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

water drain

Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

Eli Hart

Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

dave lee wcco radio

Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

Tow Boat

Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

unsplash school bus

Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal

Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.


Wolves owner Glen Taylor joins lockout talks

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has joined the NBA lockout talks in New York. Yesterday’s session went a marathon 15 hours, but both sides reportedly made a bit of progress. Union leaders say an 82-game schedule can be played this year -- if the lockout ends this weekend.