Grizzlies point guard Tyus Jones has been made available in trade talks, leaguesources told HoopsHype.
Darren Wolfson: Suns have been most active trying to grab Tyus Jones from the #Twolves, as @Zach Lowe first reported. But others have inquired. New Orleans has liked him in the past. Nonetheless, the Wolves have told teams they aren't interested in moving him right now. Also: no ext. talks.
At some point, the tools and the highlights have to translate into something better than "smaller Rudy Gay." If Minnesota moves Butler or Tyus Jones -- and Phoenix has asked about Jones, sources say -- that would at least place Wiggins into some lineups with only one other primary ball-handler.
Teague, according to a source, went to Thibodeau during last season and suggested that Jones play more. The Wolves are considering bringing Rose back for next season, and that’s fueled speculation that Jones would be traded this offseason — a package of Jones and Minnesota’s No. 20 pick could bring back some much-needed perimeter shooting.
Jones had considered requesting a trade, but the meeting with the team defused that notion before it arose. And for now, at least, the Wolves have no intention of dealing him.
Are Thibs &/ or The Wolves considering bringing back Derrick Rose and, if they are, what does that mean for Tyus Jones? Jon Krawczynski: No question that they are interested in bringing Rose back. Thibs certainly heard plenty of questions when he first brought Rose in. But in that role as a combo guard off the bench, Rose was good. He played solid defense, scored well and was a great teammate. [...] There is also no question Rose is interested in continuing to play for Thibs. These last few years have been chaotic for him and he wants to play for a coach he knows and trusts. What does that mean for Tyus Jones? His playing time dwindled late in the season and in the playoffs as Rose’s increased. He certainly would seem to be a candidate to be traded.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota still engaged in trade talks on Tyus Jones, including with Philadelphia, league sources tell @The Vertical.
January 19, 2022 | 4:56 pm EST Update
The Sacramento Kings organization has a current mindset: They are not trading guard De’Aaron Fox, sources tell The Athletic.
The Kings remain active in trade conversations, informing teams in the marketplace that they want to build around Fox and second-year guard Tyrese Haliburton, sources said. The Kings have informed Fox and his representation, agent Chris Gaston of Family First Sports, that they do not want to trade him and want to center the team around him and Haliburton. Team sources said any potential deal around Fox for Pacers center Domantas Sabonis will not happen.
Joe Mussatto: Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is out tonight against the Spurs. Kenrich Williams is still in health and safety protocols. Vit Krejci (right ankle sprain) remains out. Maledon, Roby, Pokusevski and Watson are on G League assignment.
January 19, 2022 | 4:08 pm EST Update
One source said Sacramento is considering to package Buddy Hield, Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison Barnes and two first-round picks for Simmons, Harris and Matisse Thybulle. However, the source said the Sixers aren’t interested in that package.