MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired hometown kid Tyus Jones from the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks this year and another one in 2019.
The Cavaliers chose Jones, the Duke point guard, with the 24th overall selection. But they shipped the Apple Valley, Minnesota, native to the Wolves for pick Nos. 31 and 36 and the 2019 second-rounder.
Jones was a high school legend at Apple Valley and was named Associated Press player of the year three times. He went on to help Duke win the NCAA title in his freshman season. He was named most outstanding player of the Final Four.
He joins No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota and will immediately slide in as the backup to starter Ricky Rubio.