The 6’10” stretch four is a perfect for the Nuggets as they may be losing Danilo Gallinari this summer. If so, Lydon should be able to earn himself some decent minutes off the bench, even in a crowded front court.
Stretching the Floor
The former Syracuse stud is athletic with a good touch around the rim. His shooting remains his strongest aspect. He shot 39.8% from three in his two years at Syracuse. His averages of 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds in his sophomore season show promise that he will be an effective pro.
Only time will tell but for the time being it seems like the Nuggets made the right move here. Adding Lyles on top of a solid pick gives them even more assets to work with. Now, Denver has added two stretch bigs to a team that needed size to go with its’ shooting.