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Trey Lyles - PF, 6'10, 234
Denver Nuggets - Acquired via trade in June 2017
       Date of birth: 11/05/1995
       Country: Canada
     Drafted (NBA): 12th pick, 2015
     Out of: Kentucky
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right



Date
League
Transaction
2015 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 12th overall by Utah.
7th July, 2015 NBA Signed four year, $10,386,049 rookie scale contract with Utah. Included team options for 2017/18 and 2018/19.
24th October, 2016 NBA Utah exercised 2017/18 team option.
2017 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Utah, along with the draft rights to Tyler Lydon (#24), to Denver in exchange for the draft rights to Donovan Mitchell (#13).
27th September, 2017 NBA Denver exercised 2018/19 team option.
When: Where:
2014 - 2015 Kentucky (NCAA)
June 2015 - June 2017 Utah Jazz (NBA)
From blog:


   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Trey Lyles
PF, 6’10, 234lbs, 21 years old, 2 years of experience

Lyles's sophomore year was not a good one. The additions of Diaw and Johnson were always going to put a squeeze on his spot in the rotation, yet Lyles still played nearly 1,200 regular season minutes, not all that far short of the amount of his rookie campaign, while the level of play in that time was very much short. Lyles took a lot more shots and missed a lot more shots, especially from three-point range; it is understood that the three-point shot is to be the way he makes his mark in the league, yet the results are not there yet, and nor is he contributing elsewhere. Lyles also shot far worse from two-point range, with a lot of misses inside the paint, rebounding poorly and making no significant mark on defence. His size, length, decent athleticism, handle and vision are a good package theoretically, yet he has done little with them, and in joining a Den-ver team with an equally multi-optioned power forward rotation (especially if Gallinari stays), a turnaround is certainly not automatic.

Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale salary remaining. Not a bad prospect, even if there is no one part of the NBA game he can call his own. And certainly very young. But if Gallinari returns, his role will be further reduced.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 24th November 2017
2017-11-24

Regular power forward starter Paul Millsap will be out for a while, and in his absence, Kenneth Faried figured to be the main power forward starter. He was for the first Millsap-less game, at least, yet was then benched for the second Millsap-less game versus Houston in favour of a small ball line-up featuring the dual small forward pairing of Wilson Chandler and Will Barton (to the direct benefit of Hernangomez, who thereby became the primary backup perimeter forward).

However, this line-up did not work. Denver got hosed in that game, trailing by as many as 48 in an eventual 30-point loss, and there is no point following that formula again when that formula emphatically did not work. Chandler, who has been poor all year not helped by injury, was particularly ineffectual as a power forward, moreso than Faried had been in the game prior.

Be they wins or losses, none of Denver’s last six games have been decided by less than 16 points, and the lop-sidedness of these results can show anomalous minute rotations amongst the players, especially the hitherto infrequently used ones. Consistently good, though, has been Lyles, who has barely received a rotation minute all year but has been productive at every opportunity he has had. In the last three games, Lyles has averaged 18 fantasy points. If Faried and Chandler both failed, maybe it is now his turn.

In short, then, while the minutes on any given night of any of the three is in a state of flux, all are good candidates to play more going forward, and all are productive when they do. After all, right now, nobody’s in their way.

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