Wolves GM Milt Newton said the organization is exploring ways to better utilize the NBA Development League, and he specifically mentioned local favorite Tyus Jones as a candidate to spend time playing at that level. Jones was a first-round pick in the June draft, but the Wolves also have Ricky Rubio and Andre Miller on the roster. That said, Miller gave a glowing review of Jones from their early work.

“Man, I think he’s going to surprise a lot of people,” Miller said. “He’s a mature kid. He’s way more advanced than a lot of people think and more advanced than I was at 19 years old.”

Wake up, Ricky Ricky Rubio greeted the assembled media Monday with an enthusiastic, “Good morning.” It was 1:04 p.m. when he said it.


Post-career KG, when asked if he still plans to be a team owner with the Wolves someday: “That’s the plan. … No details at this point, but that’s the plan.”