Duke basketball: Tyus Jones out for one week dealing with knee soreness

Former Duke basketball star Tyus Jones has been sidelined after dealing with knee soreness prior to the NBA’s restarted season.

Injury news for former Duke basketball players inside the NBA bubble has not been great as Tyus Jones is out for at least a week after dealing with knee soreness.

The Memphis Grizzlies announced the news on Wednesday afternoon and said their backup point guard will be re-evaluated in approximately one week.

Jones now joins a list with his college teammate and Grizzly teammate Justise Winslow, who has been ruled out for the entire remainder of the NBA season after suffering a hip injury in practice.

Marvin Bagley III of the Sacramento Kings has also been ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot sprain.

However, the Grizzlies do get good news in the return of Grayson Allen, who was expected to be out for the season if it had not been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tyus Jones is arguably one of the best backup point guards in the NBA as the former National Champion is averaging 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the floor and 37.9 percent from 3-point range.

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As the NBA is set to resume its season on Thursday evening, Memphis currently holds a 32-33 record and is in sole possession of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.

The Grizzlies are three and a half games ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, and Sacramento Kings for the final playoff spot.

Upon his arrival, Tyus Jones was hit with an unpleasant surprise of a dead roach in his hotel room, and now being out for a week will even further darken his experience in the bubble.

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Memphis is set to resume its season on July 31 when the Grizzlies play the Portland Trail Blazers at 4:00pm EST in a critical first game back.

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