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It looks like Trey Lyles will stick with the Denver Nuggets

Unless something crazy happens next week, the Denver Nuggets will have a pair of Kentucky Wildcats on their roster next season.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Nuggets have extended a qualifying offer to Trey Lyles. What that NBA contract jargon means is that the former Kentucky forward will be a restricted free agent. Unless other teams want to get into a bidding war with the Nuggets, who can match any competing offer, Lyles will get another year in Denver.

Unlike his Nuggets teammate, Jamal Murray, Lyles produced a mixed bag of results in 2018-19. He shot 41% from the field to average just 8.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game.

Maybe another year in Denver and some encouragement from Murray, his fellow Canadian-born baller, will inject some juice back into Lyles’ game.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for It looks like Trey Lyles will stick with the Denver Nuggets



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    3:41 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    Too bad all of over young NBA players can’t reach the instant level of success that KSR writers seem to expect. “will inject some juice back into Lyles’ game.” Wow, it is amazing how justified KSR writers seem to be at dishing criticism. (Considering how bad most of the writing and “reporting” on here is, that is almost laughable.)

    Murray has been amazing (and yet KSR writers still give him a hard time), and Lyle has been solid so far. He hasn’t been a “mixed bag” … his development is pretty typical of MOST young NBA players. It is only a handful that come it do what Murray did. Give Lyle another year or two and lets see what happens. He is still one of the youngest players in the lead. Obviously Denver is more positive than KSR writers since they extended the offer.



  2. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    5:21 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    “…average just 8.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.5 minutes a game”?

    Aren’t those pretty damn good numbers? I would think a guy would be getting more minutes with that stat line.



    • gobble gobble
      5:59 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

      Yea Lyles is getting screwed



  3. ColoradoCat3
    7:22 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    A pair? What about Vanderbilt?