The Top 3 Newcomers For The Washington Wizards in 2023-24

Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)
Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images) /
2 of 3
Washington Wizards
Washington Wizards, Tyus Jones. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports /

Tyus Jones

Tyus Jones joins the Wizards for his ninth season in the NBA. After spending his first four seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the last four seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, Jones looks to prove himself as a viable starting point guard for the first time in his career.

As one of the top newcomers to the new-look Wizards, Jones is coming off a career year in which he averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 assists, and 1.0 steals in 24.3 minutes per game. Jones becomes the first option after spending his first eight years in the shadows of players like Ja Morant and Ricky Rubio.

He actually got a taste of what this season with the Wizards will be like last year by starting in 22 games due to Ja Morant’s suspension. In those 22 games, Jones averaged 16.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 8.1 assists, and 1.8 steals in 33.2 minutes per game.

While he may not be the top offensive option with guys like Poole and Kuzma on the roster, Jones will be instrumental in getting the pick-and-roll going with Wizards forwards as well as initiating the offense in general. He has the opportunity to set up Kuzma and Poole for big games this season in his first full-time stint as a starting point guard.