Jazz Trade Lyles, No. 24 To Nuggets For No. 13

9:47pm: The deal is now official, per commissioner Adam Silver. The Nuggets used the 24th overall pick on Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon.

7:58pm: The Jazz have moved up in the first round, having agreed to acquire the No. 13 pick from the Nuggets, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Wojnarowski tweets that Utah will use its newly-acquired lottery selection to draft Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell.

According to Wojnarowski (via Twitter), the Nuggets will receive Utah’s No. 24 pick and forward Trey Lyles in exchange for the No. 13 selection.

The Nuggets are well stocked in the backcourt, but needed help at forward in case Danilo Gallinari leaves in free agency. Lyles, who averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in a reserve role with the Jazz, is 6’10” with an ability to stretch the floor. He shot 32% from 3-point range this year and 38% as a rookie.

Mitchell gives Utah a defensive-minded guard who can also help on offense. He may get playing time right away if the Jazz aren’t able to re-sign starting point guard George Hill. A sophomore, Mitchell averaged 15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists this season at Louisville.

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5 thoughts on “Jazz Trade Lyles, No. 24 To Nuggets For No. 13

  1. Denver has to eventually trade some of their young assets for some star right? They’ve been stuck with a bunch of young and good-but-not-great players since the Carmelo Anthony trade.

  2. formerlyz

    Good value for Denver, although I thought they could have picked up the defensive wing they needed. Interesting decision to move Lyles for Mitchell, by Utah. Utah arguably needs more help at the 4, but they traded Lyles. Good pickup in Mitchell though b/c he can be a versatile combo guard for them, which they arguably needed as well…also, as a heat fan…I wanted Mitchell, so lol

  3. Scott

    So Nuggets get Lyles and Lydon who both are stretch 4’s? Seems Redundant.

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