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.
A free agent again, Lydon said he’s had some opportunities to potentially play overseas, but isn’t in a hurry to make a commitment. “Right now I’m just kind of staying ready, seeing what comes about, not really rushing into anything,” Lydon said. “I’m going to sit down and talk to my family for whatever the best move is for me.”
The Sacramento Kings made a series of moves today, according to General Manager Vlade Divac, as Sacramento exercised the Standard NBA Contract Conversion Option on forward Wenyen Gabriel and claimed guard/forward DaQuan Jeffries off waivers. Sacramento then exercised the two-way player conversion option on Jeffries and waived forward Tyler Lydon.
James Ham: According to a league source, DaQuan Jeffries is joining the Kings as a two-way player. Wenyen Gabriel is being converted to a regular NBA contract and added to the roster. Tyler Lydon is being waived.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Tyler Lydon has agreed to a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, league source tells ESPN.
Sean Cunningham: The Kings have reached a two-year deal (league minimum & partial guarantee) with former Nuggets 6-10 F Tyler Lydon, league source says. He had his option declined by Denver, only appeared in 94 games after being selected in the 1st round by Denver in 2017.
Teams like the Lakers and Blazers had discussed trading for Lydon during his second NBA season, but no trade ever materialized, league sources said.
Bobby Marks: Sacramento roster is now up to 18 players- including Kyle Guy and Wenyen Gabriel who are on a Two-Way. Forward BJ Johnson is on a $1.4M non-guaranteed contract with no trigger dates for protection.
Nick Kosmider: Nuggets have until tomorrow to decide on the third-year option for forward Tyler Lydon, the 2017 first-round pick who dealt with a knee injury last season and has yet to crack the rotation.
June 28, 2022 | 5:31 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac has agreed on a three-year, $33 million extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of @excelbasketball tell ESPN. The Clippers declined his $7.5M team option for 2022-2023, clearing the way for Zubac’s new deal.
Law Murray: Source confirms to @Theathletic that LA Clippers center Ivica Zubac is getting a raise. 3-year, $33 million. @Wojespn first. No options, fully guaranteed, hits market 2025. Not trade eligible this offseason. Longest-tenured Clipper returns as unquestioned starting center.
Tim Cato: I’ll add to the chorus: the Mavericks have had a belief for at least the past couple weeks, multiple sources tell me, that Jalen Brunson would sign with the Knicks. at this point, it’s seen as a certainty.
James Edwards III: Sources: The Pistons will not pick up the team options of Frank Jackson, Luka Garza and Carsen Edwards. Additionally, Detroit’s two two-way guys are Braxton Key and Buddy Boeheim, so Jamorko Pickett no longer holds one of those spots.
Matthew Tynan: Spurs have announced their Summer League roster. Joshua Primo, Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley will all be in Las Vegas.
The Charlotte Hornets announced today that guard James Bouknight underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair a tendon in his fifth digit on his right hand. The surgery was performed by Dr. Brandon Valentine at Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital in consultation with Hornets team physician Dr. Marcus Cook. Bouknight will not participate in the 2022 NBA Summer League.
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