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Tyus Jones returning to the Grizzlies, according to ESPN

The Grizzlies guard will be returning to the team on a two-year, $30 million deal.
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones (21) reacts after fellow guard De'Anthony Melton (0) scored a three-point shot in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies point guard Tyus Jones will be coming back to the team on a two-year, $30 million deal, according to ESPN. 

Jones was one of the most notable free agents on the Grizzlies, with questions surrounding whether he'd return to the team for 2022-2023. 

With this deal, Memphis now has their backup for Ja Morant, who missed 25 games during the 2021-2022 regular season due to various injuries. 

Jones posted a career-high 8.7 points per game in 2021-2022, and averaged more than 21 minutes played over 73 games. 

He was also a key performer in the Grizzlies' 2022 playoff run, scoring 9.2 points and 4.5 assists per game in 12 games played.

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