Just in time for the holidays and as expected, the Timberwolves have recalled rookie point guard Tyus Jones from assignment to the Idaho Stampede in the NBA's D-League.
Jones played six games for the Stampede, averaging 24.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 35.2 minutes a game. He shots 48.7 from the field, including 42 percent from three-point distance.
In his final game Saturday in Santa Cruz, Calif., he had a 30-point, 5-rebound, 5-assist game.
Whether his play there will translate into some playing time in the NBA remains to be seen. The Stampede has a week's break in its schedule so it only made sense to bring Jones back to the Wolves and back home to Minnesota for Christmas and Wednesday's game against San Antonio.
Stampede coach Dean Cooper last week said he'd be very happy to take Jones back on a flexible player assignment if the Wolves choose to do so and Utah management that runs the Idado team approves.
In case you missed it, here's a Q and A I did with Cooper last week with his impressions on his new point guard that ran as my Sunday NBA Insider column. You can find it here.