Jones appeared in 68 games for Minnesota, starting in 23 of those contests. The former Duke point guard averaged career highs across the board. In 22.9 minutes of court time per game, Jones averaged 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals. He'd also finish second on the team in assists behind starting point guard Jeff Teague. Jones accumulated four double-doubles in assists, three of those coming in the final six regular season games. He dished a career-high 13 dimes at New Orleans on New Year's Eve. Jones would score in double-figures on 22 occasions, including a season-high 16 points on two separate occasions. He'd shoot 84.1 percent from the foul line, which ranked him among the league's top-40. Jones also finished within the same lofty standing when it came to steals per game. He'd peak in that department by swiping five passes on Dec. 30 at Miami.2017
Behind starting point guard Jeff Teague, Jones played in a career-high 82 games as he established himself as a true rotation player. He set career highs nearly across the board, averaging 5.1 points, 2.8 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 17.9 minutes. Jones also set highs in field-goal percentage (45.7) and free-throw percentage (87.7). In his 11 starts, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.9 assists, 2.9 steals and 2.5 rebounds across 33.7 minutes. New single-game highs were established, too, with seven steals and six rebounds. Arguably his best all-around effort of the season occurred Nov. 29 during a 120-102 win over the Pelicans. As a starter, Jones recorded 16 points, six assists, four rebounds, four steals and only one turnover across 42 minutes. Minnesota finished the season 47-35 but fell to the Rockets in a five-game first-round series. Jones saw action in four games, averaging 1.0 point, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 13.8 minutes. He had his best performance in a 16-point Game 3 victory, posting two points, two rebounds and an assist with no turnovers across seven minutes.2016
Backing up both Ricky Rubio and Kris Dunn, Jones appeared in 60 games for the Timberwolves in 2016-17 -- his second season in the league. He saw 12.9 minutes per contest, averaging 3.5 points, 2.6 assists and 1.1 rebounds. Jones' strongest improvement was his shooting, as he set new career highs in field-goal percentage (41.4), three-point percentage (35.6) and free-throw percentage (76.7). He also set new single-game career highs of 17 points and five steals. His 17-point effort against the Rockets on April 12 was arguably his best all-around performance of the season. Jones shot 6-of-9 from the field, 3-of-4 from downtown and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line while also collecting seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block. On the three occasions that Jones saw 30-plus minutes, he averaged 9.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 steals. Jones also shot 40.0 percent from beyond the arc in 30 appearances at home. One of his strongest stretches of the season was a five-game period from March 19-28. While he only averaged 2.2 points, Jones averaged an impressive 4.8 assists (just 1.4 turnovers) and 2.0 steals in 16.3 minutes.2015
Following one season at Duke, Jones was selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut with the Timberwolves on the seventh game of the season, playing 13 minutes in a nine-point loss to Charlotte on Nov. 10. He posted one point, one assist, one rebound and one steal. Jones saw his first stretch of consistent minutes from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, when he appeared in six games and averaged 4.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 13.8 minutes. He was then off the court for a while until Feb. 22. From then onward, he appeared in every Timberwolves contest, averaging 4.7 points, 3.3 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 17.3 minutes. Jones' career highs were set at 10 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Across his 37 total appearances, he averaged 4.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 rebounds in 15.5 minutes. He also shot 35.9 percent from the field, 30.2 percent from distance and 71.8 percent from the charity stripe. When seeing at least 20 minutes of run, Jones averaged 5.0 points, 5.6 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
June 25, 2015Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft.
July 7, 2015Signed a two-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves
July 7, 2019Signed a three-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.