Among all the critiques of Denver landing Tyler Lydon with the No. 24 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft that there were broadcast on Thursday night few matched the fervor of former Indiana coach Tom Crean, whose reaction after Lydon was picked was to flatly say, "I don't think he's that good."
Six-foot-eight-inch Lydon, who hails from Elizaville, New York, averaged 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds during his sophomore season for the Orange. Lydon will be headed to a team on the rise: the Nuggets just missed out on the playoffs last season with a 40-42 record -- one game behind the Blazers for
Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon talks following his pre-draft workout.