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2017 Schedule
40-42, 4th in Northwest
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2hChad Ford

NBA draft grades: Nuggets earn average marks

More skill than athleticism, Trey Lyles might not be the best fit for Denver. The Nuggets must be hurting a bit that OG Anunoby went one spot ahead of Tyler Lydon, who they landed at No. 24.


Nuggets take Cancar at No. 49

The Nuggets selected 6-8 Slovenia F Vlatko Cancar with the No. 49 pick in Thursday's draft. In 18.4 minutes per game this season with Serbian club Mega Bamex, the 20-year-old averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Tyler Lydon goes to the Jazz (reportedly traded to Nuggets). This is the 6th straight year that Syracuse had a player taken in the first round.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Lydon is an interesting potential frontcourt partner for Nikola Jokic. Not much athleticism but Lydon would help protect the rim.

Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics 

Tyler Lydon can block shots but is a very low usage player which means he projects as the 27th best player in the draft according to ESPN's analytic draft model.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With the No. 24 overall pick, the Jazz selected Tyler Lydon (F, Syracuse) and will flip him (along with Trey Lyles) to the Nuggets for No. 13 pick Donovan Mitchell. This is the sixth consecutive year a Syracuse player has been picked in the first round.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Donovan Mitchell goes to the Nuggets, but is reportedly headed to the Jazz in trade.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Based on my trade chart, a fair Jazz-Nuggets trade would value Trey Lyles alone like the 26th pick in the draft, which seems reasonable.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With the No. 13 overall pick, the Nuggets selected Donovan Mitchell (G, Louisville), but this pick is headed to Utah in exchange for Trey Lyles and the No. 24 overall pick. The last time the Jazz picked 13th overall, they landed Karl Malone in 1985.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Sources: Phoenix, Denver discussed trade that would feature Eric Bledsoe in exchange for Emmanuel Mudiay and No. 13 pick. Talks fluid.

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20hJeff Goodman and Chris Haynes

Sources: Nuggets eye deals for Butler, Bledsoe

The Nuggets have discussed two separate draft-day trade possibilities Thursday to acquire Eric Bledoe from the Suns or Jimmy Butler from the Bulls in deals that would include draft picks, sources say.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Denver has spoken to the Bulls about Jimmy Butler, source told ESPN. Would include multiple young players, not Nikola Jokic, and picks.

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Nuggets to work out six Monday

The Nuggets announced they'll be hosting six prospects for a pre-draft workout on Monday: Colorado G Derrick White, Central Florida G Matt Williams, Clemson F Jaron Blossomgame, South Carolina G P.J. Dozier, Syracuse G Andrew White and Houston G Damyean Dotson.

Monte Morris draft highlights (0:27)
Tyler Lydon draft highlights (0:27)
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7dJeff Goodman

Grade A Mock: Nuggets should reach for Leaf

Other mock drafts have UCLA's TJ Leaf going later, but this isn't an ordinary mock draft. The Nuggets shouldn't pass on the stretch-4 at No. 13.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

As covered here yesterday, Jon Horst's candidacy in Milwaukee quickly gained steam once Denver's Arturas Karnisovas withdrew from the search

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.73rd
Rebounds Per Game46.42nd
Assists Per Game25.32nd
Points Allowed111.227th

Team History