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

Andrelton Simmons / Minnesota Twins

Twins sign Andrelton Simmons to one-year deal

The former Angels shortstop is a four-time Gold Glove winner.

covid, vaccine

Minnesotans eligible for COVID shots only need to pre-register once for vaccine lottery

This is good news for people worried that they'd need to sign up every week.

police lights

2 people charged in separate Minneapolis homicides that happened hours apart

A woman is accused of stabbing a man in the chest over $60, while a man is accused of accidentally shooting a victim on the man's birthday.

House for sale

Despite pandemic, Twin Cities housing market set records in 2020

Sales were up 7.7% in 2020 compared to the year before.

Target store inside

Target unveils 'limited-edition' home, lifestyle collection with Levi Strauss

The new collection will be available in some stores and everyone online Feb. 28.

Tim Walz

Walz's $52.4 billion budget increases school spending, raises taxes on wealthy

He says the budget will help level the playing field and ensure all Minnesotans have a fair shot at economic recovery,

Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 12.55.00 PM

Pictures from Minnesota GOP's Deadwood retreat show no masks, no distancing

The pictures were shared in Chair Jennifer Carnahan's latest email newsletter.

Alexus Norberg

Search for girl, 14, missing from St. Cloud

The teen left her home without her parents' permission.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 26

The health departments provided new data daily at 11 a.m.

Related