Nuggets Extend Qualifying Offer To Trey Lyles

The Nuggets remain busy ahead of free agency. Denver exercised the $30.35MM team option on Paul Millsap earlier today and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets that the team will extend a qualifying offer to Trey Lyles.

Lyles’ qualifying offer comes in at approximately $4.46MM. After exercising Millsap’s option, the team won’t sniff any available cap space, though they still have to be wary about staying below the tax line.

Lyles came to the Nuggets during the 2017 draft as part of a trade that allowed the Jazz to move up to No. 13 overall. Utah selected Donovan Mitchell with the pick and Denver came away with Tyler Lydon at No. 24.

During his two years in Denver, Lyles played 137 games, starting four contests. His showcased solid three-point shooting to begin his career, though he hasn’t matched or surpassed his career-high 38.3% from behind the arc since his rookie season.

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2 thoughts on “Nuggets Extend Qualifying Offer To Trey Lyles

  1. x%sure

    So for improvement Denver will rely on rehab & reputation. (MPJ, Bol)

  2. ffjsisk

    With GS injuries, running the same team again might not be a bad thing. They were the 2 seed and if Porter is healthy, they may have enough to win the west.

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