Kind of weird that most of the Minny fans that regularly watched Tyus play liked him and wanted to keep him, yet a bunch of Grizz fans that haven't or barely watched him don't like the move. Delon might be the better overall player, but he's had four more years than Tyus to get better (27 vs 23), and he's probably going to be starting for Dallas. He wouldn't have been happy here coming off the bench behind a rookie, and we don't need unhappy players around our young nucleus.
Tyus has been in the league for 4 seasons, but he's only four months older than Brandon Clarke. Do people think Clarke won't get better? Tyus fits our age range, and given his passing ability will have chemistry with anyone. Every teammate will love having him on the court because they'll know if they get open there's a good chance he'll get them the ball.
The money isn't a big deal. Players get paid more now. 9 mil now is like 4.5 mil years back. Regardless of the number, it's still just the MLE. The same thing we used to sign Brian Cardinal (granted that was Jerry West throwing it in the face of management).
Tyus is 23, an elite passer, fits our age range, has no history of on or off court issues, fans like him, and he wants to be here. That's worth the MLE. He's not the best shooter, but that's not his job. He's not a shooting guard. He's a backup PG that needs to hold down the fort while Morant is out of the game, and get the ball in the hands of the player in the best position to score while minimizing turnovers, and he's statistically one of the best at that. I think he'll be what we wanted Nick Calathes to be.