Tre Jones has been piling up the dubs this offseason, getting married and agreeing to a two-year $20 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs to remain their starting point guard. Despite a jam-packed schedule, the 23-year-old looks like he has spent a ton of time in the weight room, adding a noticeable amount of muscle onto his once-slender frame.
The dependable floor general entered the league measuring 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, but there is little doubt those numbers are outdated after the team shared photos of his remarkable body transformation. Tre has refined his physique, and it should be interesting to see how that work translates to the court as he prepares for his fourth go-round in the 2-1-0.
While Jones has raised his per-game production every season, Spurs fans have become divided about whether or not he is the long-term solution at point guard for this franchise. The Duke alum averaged 12.9 points and 6.6 assists while protecting the ball for a team prone to turnovers, but his lack of three-point shooting has been a genuine cause for concern.
The Silver and Black are entering a new era after landing the golden ticket in the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes this summer, and this may be the last chance for Jones to demonstrate he can hold things down at the one. Though he displayed sound control of the pick-and-roll with Zach Collins, having an extraterrestrial teenager should amplify his playmaking.
The fourth-year facilitator might not be the most dynamic scoring threat on the roster. However, he has almost no glaring holes in his game. Jones has the burst to collapse defenses with his dribble penetration, the touch to feather in floaters over rim protectors, and the vision to deliver hit-ahead passes to teammates sprinting in transition. Don't count him out.