Jones almost asked Timberwolves to be traded

Tyus Jones reportedly almost asked the Timberwolves for a trade.

Tyus Jones was reportedly considering asking the Minnesota Timbwerwolves for a trade.

However, after a meeting with coach Tom Thibodeau, Jones decided against making the request, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.

Jones played in all 82 games for the Timberwolves last season, but averaged only 17.9 minutes. In the playoffs, with veteran Derrick Rose being added to the team, Jones’ minutes dropped to 13.8 per contest as he also lost time to veteran Jamal Crawford.

Deveney writes:

“Sources told Sporting News that Jones met with team management after the playoffs, and Thibodeau reasserted his support of Jones and his development. Even if the Wolves re-sign Rose, Jones was assured, his minutes and opportunities would increase because Crawford is not expected to return to the team.

“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.”