NBA Rumors: Tyus Jones Has New Suitor

Tyus Jones considers himself a starting point guard. The fact that he's been coming off the bench for the Memphis Grizzlies doesn't faze him. Or does it? We'll find out during Jones' upcoming free agency, when he'll get a chance to land a starting point guard job, if he wants it.

The latest team to put Jones squarely on its radar is the Washington Wizards, as per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. 

"Washington has the full non-taxpayer mid-level exception heading into free agency and could potentially provide Jones an opportunity to start, which he ideally desires," writes Scotto.

The non-taxpayer mid-level exception this season is expected to be $10.35M. Jones is coming off a 3-year deal with Memphis that paid him about $8M per year. He's earned a raise. 

Ja Morant missed a big chunk of games this past season due to injury, and the Grizzlies didn't miss a beat under the stewardship of Jones, going 19-4 in games the "backup" started. 

The Wizards can definitely use a lead guard like that, and other teams, such as the New York Knicks, have Jones in their sights as well.

Overall, he averaged 8.7 points and 4.4 assists in 21 minutes per game.

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