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Timberwolves acquire hometown kid Jones from Cavs

POSTED: Jun 26, 2015 1:36 AM ET

By Jon Krawcznski

Associated Press


— The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired hometown kid Tyus Jones from the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks.

The Cavaliers chose Jones, the Duke point guard, with the 24th overall selection. But they shipped the Apple Valley, Minnesota, native to the Wolves for pick Nos. 31, Cedi Osman, and 36, Rakeem Christmas, plus a 2019 second-round pick.

Jones was a high school legend at Apple Valley and helped Duke win the NCAA title in his freshman season. He was named most outstanding player of the Final Four.

He joins No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota and will immediately slide in as the backup to starter Ricky Rubio.