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Tyus Jones (knee) will not play in Saturday's play-in game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
There is no timetable for Jones' return and he's missed all seeding games as he continues to recover from soreness in his right knee.
When questioned about G Tyus Jones' availability, Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said he is "cautiously optimistic" about [Jones] return and doesn't just want to throw him out there.
Jones (knee) has yet to suit up for the Grizzlies in Orlando and it looks like they'll continue to exercise caution with the five-year veteran backup point guard. If Jones is going to have a shot at playing this season it'll have to wait until the Grizzlies can solidify a spot in the playoffs.
The Grizzlies have announced that PG Tyus Jones is dealing with knee soreness and will be re-valuated in approximately one week.
Jones could potentially miss the Grizzlies first four seeding games should he remain out for a week. The 24-year-old served as Ja Morant's backup throughout the season and averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 assists in under 20 minutes per game. De'Anthony Melton and Grayson Allen should likely see an increased role with the Grizzlies second unit for as long as Jones remains sidelined.
Tyus Jones posted 18 points (6-13 FG, 5-6 3PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, and six assists over 21 minutes of action in Wednesday's big 118-79 win over the Nets.
Jones shot an impressive 5-of-6 from beyond the arc. His five three-pointers in the game was a season-high. Some of the production was due to the game being a blow out. His production should regress to the mean on Friday against the Mavericks in a pivotal matchup for playoff seeding.
Tyus Jones recorded 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, four steals, and one rebounds over 19 minutes in Monday's 127-88 blowout win over the Hawks.
Jones came into this game averaging 7.4 points, 2.2 assists, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.8 steals over his last five outings. Playing backup behind Ja Morant doesn't leave much of an opportunity to get quality time on the court, but Jones shot 60% from the floor and dished nine assists resulting in a fine fantasy outing. He finished Monday as the fourth overall point guard in DFS and made for a phenomenal value for anyone that had the foresight to play him.