• The Nuggets and coach Mike Malone have been pleased with Trey Lyles‘ work so far in camp, and the battle for the backup power forward spot is now an open competition.

    This all comes on the heels of Kenneth Faried‘s comments that he isn’t a bench player, so that’s probably a shock to the system for him. Malone went on to praise the look of the Lyles / Mason Plumlee combo, and knowing their skillsets it’s not surprising to hear they work well together. Lyles won’t be on the standard league radar but earning the backup four minutes might get him some attention in deep leagues.

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