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Report: Minnesota will not match offer for Tyus Jones, who will head to Memphis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 9: Tyus Jones #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the game against the Toronto Raptors on April 9, 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Memphis found the magic number: One not too high to blow its budget, but one not so low that Minnesota would match.

The Timberwolves will not match the qualifying offer tendered point guard Tyus Jones by the Grizzlies, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The offer sheet is for $24 million but could get to $28 million with incentives.

Ja Morant will be the point guard of the future in Memphis, but behind him is was only De’Anthony Melton. Now the Grizzlies add a young player who has shown promise and averaged 6.9 points and 4.8 assists per game last season in nearly 23 minutes a night for the Timberwolves. Jones is not a great shooter (31.7 percent shooting from three last season, and a well below average 49.1 true shooting percentage) but he can run a team and will fit nicely in Memphis.