4. Spurs fill point guard need
Jones was traded to the rebuilding Wizards in part because he was eager to be their starting point guard. The 27-year-old was arguably the best backup in the NBA for a couple of years, but he is trying to prove he deserves to start. His younger brother already plays for the Spurs, and Tyus could give San Antonio an instant boost at the one.
Jones is on a $14 million expiring contract and is firmly on the trade block. The Spurs need a point guard and the asking price could make the 6’1 guard the best available option.
The Wizards are in year one of a total rebuild. Their focus will be on draft capital, but no team is reportedly offering a first-round pick. San Antonio has a glut of draft selections and should have no qualms about offering multiple second-rounders to get a quality point guard who just entered his prime.
Tyus Jones may even take his game to another level in San Antonio. He is averaging 12.3 points, 6.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.2 steals this season, but will be even more open with Victor Wembanyama drawing the defense. He may not be the biggest name available, but Jones could certainly help the Spurs win more games.