Tyus Jones had an up-and-down season for the Timberwolves, and his future with the organization remains unclear as the Apple Valley product enters the offseason as a restricted free agent.
But one thing he did very well: take care of the ball. Jones had 327 assists and just 47 turnovers — an absurd 6.96 to 1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
The all-time record entering this year was 5.94 by Muggsy Bogues, though, the requirement for that list was a player had to average at least eight assists per game in a season (Jones averaged 4.8, primarily because he played only 22.9 minutes per game).
Of particular note if Jones comes back and has an expanded role next season: He started the final 15 games this season, averaging 7.3 assists and just 0.9 turnovers per game.
And in the final five games, he had 41 assists and just one turnover. Yes, that's a ratio of 41 to 1.
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