Tyler Lydon agrees to a two-year deal with Kings
After barely seeing action in his first two seasons in the NBA, Tyler Lyndon hopes to turn his fortunes around. The former first-round draft pick from Syracuse University has decided to leave the Denver Nuggets, and he will reportedly sign a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.
Free agent F Tyler Lydon has agreed to a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 14, 2019
Lydon, the 24th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft played only 26 games in two years for the Nuggets. He dealt with injuries during that span and spent most of his time playing in the G-League.. The 6-foot-10 sharpshooter has yet to find his footing in the NBA.
Now, he will have the chance to rejuvenate his career with the Kings, and the opportunity to grow with their remarkable young core is an opportunity that could help the 23-year old forward.
Unlike the Nuggets, the Kings are far from being a championship contender, but they have earned a reputation as a team that’s filled with hardworking youngsters who want to have a shot at the playoffs. De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield are no doubt the cornerstones of the franchise, but if Lyndon can stay healthy, he could play a key role in their quest to make it to the postseason for the first time since 2006.
Lyndon is already 100 percent healthy and is expected to join the Kings in training camp, which will start sometime in September. Right now, he’s focused on preparing for his inaugural youth basketball camp which will take place in Syracuse later this month.