The Sacramento Kings are taking a flier on a former first-round draft pick.
Forward Tyler Lydon and the Kings have agreed on a two-year contract, Priority Sports tweeted on Sunday afternoon.
— Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) July 14, 2019
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, citing a league source, first reported the agreement.
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 all but confirmed the agreement by quote-tweeting Wojnarowski's tweet with crown emojis.
The Kings now have 18 players on the roster, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 14, 2019
Back in 2017, the Denver Nuggets used the No. 24 overall draft pick on the Syracuse product. But things didn't work out for Lydon in the Mile High City.
The 23-year-old appeared in just 26 games over two seasons with Denver and averaged 0.9 points and 0.7 rebounds.
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Despite using a first-round draft pick on Lydon, the Nuggets declined Lydon's 2019 option, making him a free agent.
Now, the Kings are hoping they can unlock the potential that made Lydon worthy of being a first-round draft pick.
Kings agree to contract with forward Tyler Lydon, agency confirms originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area