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Tyler Lydon
Tyler Lydon
Position: -
Born: 04/09/96
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $50,000
On the same day Jim Boeheim landed a prize recruit, so did Boeheim’s Army with former SU star Donte Greene signing up for another tour of duty. Greene becomes the fourth former first-round NBA draft pick to join the 8-man roster, joining Tyler Lydon, Malachi Richardson, and Chris McCullough. The 28th pick of the 2008 NBA Draft also played for the Army in 2017, when the team made a run all the way to the TBT Final Four.
Storyline: The Tournament
With the NBA season more than halfway to its end, Tyler Lydon again finds himself a free agent mulling his options. The former Pine Plains star said he’s considering the possibility of playing for a team overseas. In the meantime, Lydon is giving back while remaining in basketball form in the process. He is lending his expertise to local athletes by “bouncing around” area gyms to work out and teach younger players the ins and outs of the game.
Storyline: Tyler Lydon Free Agency
Before you signed with the Kings, how stressful were those couple months between the season ending and that deal? Tyler Lydon: I think I went through my phases. There were a few times throughout the week where it just kind of hit me. I’d be, like, freaking out. What team am I going to go to, am I going to go to a team? All that stuff. But I talked to my agent a lot through the process and he did a good job reassuring me. Honestly, the biggest thing for me was being able to come home (to Pine Plains). If I would have stayed in Denver or was trying to work out someplace else, it would have been on my mind all the time.
When Denver didn’t pick up your option, what was the rest of the year like for you? Tyler Lydon: I think there’s a bunch of different emotions that went through my head. At the time, I was moreso frustrated. You feel like you belong on the floor. I felt like I did everything right in terms of keeping my head down, working, being a good teammate. So at times, it got frustrating because I never felt like I got an opportunity
Lydon had ditched the yellow sleeve on his left leg by the Nuggets’ second summer league practice, the latest sign that he is ready to get back on the court starting Friday in Las Vegas. “Each day, it gets better and better, and I feel even more and more comfortable with it,” Lydon said. “Mentally, I know my knee’s good. I know it’s 100 percent, so I’m ready to go.”
Storyline: Tyler Lydon Injury
Lydon has been cleared to play 5-on-5 basketball for about a month. Nuggets assistant Jordi Fernandez, who is coaching this year’s summer league team, has noticed some early tentativeness from Lydon in the form of passed-up shots. Lydon is expected to be in Denver’s starting lineup for Friday’s summer league opener against Minnesota, a setting in which he struggled last year because the style can veer toward a pickup game rather than running a structured system.
Tyler Lydon signed his first professional basketball contract last month, a deal with the Denver Nuggets that will pay the Elizaville native what he described as “life-changing money.” But, despite the whirlwind of NBA experiences — some highs and some lows — and overnight celebrity that have filled his recent weeks, the Pine Plains product is still driving his 2013 truck. “I’ve never been a guy that likes expensive things,” Lydon said with a chuckle. “I’m a country boy at heart. Plus I’m too big for a sports car anyway.”
The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie F Tyler Lydon to a multi-year contract, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Lydon, 6-10, 215, spent two seasons at Syracuse University where he averaged 11.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.1 steals in 71 games (34 starts). He was named All-ACC Honorable Mention as a sophomore after averaging 13.2 points, a team-high 8.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals per game.

Storyline: Draft Workouts