Trey Lyles
Trey Lyles
22-Year-Old ForwardF
Denver Nuggets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
In his first campaign with Denver, Lyles had trouble finding a bigger role than he occupied during the previous two seasons in Utah. He came off the bench to see 19.1 minutes per game and averaged 9.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists. The Kentucky product did see a significant boost in efficiency, however, shooting 49.1 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from deep and 69.7 percent from the charity stripe, raising his true shooting percentage to 59.0 compared to 49.1 percent over his first two years. That said, as is the case with all Nuggets frontcourt players not named Nikola Jokic or Paul Millsap, it’s hard to imagine Lyles seeing a much bigger role come 2018-19. His best chance at finding time might be if he can find a way to play at small forward, considering the departure of Wilson Chandler. However, Lyles has only played power forward and center across his first three years as a pro. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.58 million contract with the Jazz in July of 2015. Jazz exercised contract option for 2017-18 season in October of 2016.
Could see time at both forward spots
FDenver Nuggets
September 24, 2018
Coach Mike Malone indicated at Monday's media day that Lyles could see time at both forward spots this season, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.
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Lyles spent the bulk of his time at power forward last season, and he dabbled as a small-ball center in certain, specialized lineups, but Malone apparently sees him as an option to replace some of Wilson Chandler's minutes at small forward. At 6-10, Lyles would offer elite size for the position, but he'd likely struggle on the defensive end, so if he does see time at the three, it likely wouldn't be for extended stretches. The fourth-year player appeared in 73 games for Denver last season, averaging 9.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 made threes in 19.1 minutes per game.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Lyles has a hard time solidifying a role in Utah, though a fresh start in Denver could be what he needs to help unlock some of his untapped potential. The Jazz flipped him for draft pick Donovan Mitchell last month, which proves the Nuggets believe the Kentucky product still has some upside. After a solid rookie season in which Lyles started 33 games, he regressed in his second year by seeing a decline in the majority of his numbers. In fact, Lyles played played just 16.3 minutes, while shooting just 36 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range. With the switch to Denver, Lyles isn't necessarily going to see an easier path to playing time. The Nuggets added superstar Paul Millsap in the offseason and have guys like Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Tyler Lydon and Darrell Arthur, all of whom could see time at the power forward position. That should leave Lyles in a relatively small bench role, severely limiting his upside as a Fantasy target.
Lyles was selected by the Jazz with the 12th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and is expected to begin his professional career in a role off the bench as a stretch-four. The rookie is coming from the University of Kentucky where he played in a platoon system which limited him to just 23 minutes per game while averaging 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. His soiree in the Summer League didn't get off to a great start, but he ended up averaging 11.3 points, on 32 percent shooting, after six outings playing 24 minutes per game. Heading into the regular season, he'll be eased into the league as a limited player off the bench, and it appears that veteran Trevor Booker will be his main competition for minutes. Over time, Lyles could completely edge out Booker, but coach Quin Snyder will likely lean on Booker in the first portion of the season since he's a reliable rebounder while Lyles still has a lot to prove. As it stands, the rookie won't appear on many draft boards for standard-sized leagues this season, but he'll be worth monitoring as the year progresses and certainly may warrant a waiver wire addition as both he and the season mature.
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Best season to date
FDenver Nuggets
April 20, 2018
Lyles mustered 9.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 73 games played with Denver during the 2017-18 season.
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Leads bench scorers in loss
FDenver Nuggets
March 27, 2018
Lyles scored 13 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt) to go along with five rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 14 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 114-110 loss to the Raptors.
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Leads bench with 12 points
FDenver Nuggets
March 18, 2018
Lyles scored 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3PT) to go with four rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes during Saturday's 101-94 loss to Memphis.
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Plays just 17 minutes in victory
FDenver Nuggets
February 15, 2018
Lyles had 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt), two blocks and one steal in 17 minutes during Thursday's 134-123 victory over Milwaukee.
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Pours in 11 points over 17 minutes
FDenver Nuggets
February 14, 2018
Lyles produced 11 points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and two rebounds across 17 minutes in Tuesday's 117-109 win over the Spurs.
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