SACRAMENTO KINGS

Trey Lyles agrees to contract with Sacramento Kings

Jun 30, 2023, 3:12 PM | Updated: 3:25 pm

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 29: Trey Lyles #41 of the Sacramento Kings celebrates a three-poin...

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Trey Lyles is back.

According to TNT’s Chris Haynes, the Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement with the veteran forward on a new deal that will keep him in Northern California.

Lyles’ new contract is for two years and $16 million (plus bonuses), with no team or player options for the final season.

Over 74 games this season, Lyles averaged 7.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.

Lyles brought Sacramento stability at the backup four position while playing spot minutes at the small-ball five, an aspect of his game that he put on display during Games 6 and 7 of the NBA Playoffs.

A young Kings team needed experience in its rotation, and Lyles–a player that has been part of three playoff runs with Utah, Denver, and now Sacramento–fit the bill in that regard.

Not only did Lyles bring a veteran presence, but the 27-year-old became a fan favorite due to his notable hustle and ability to make the right play.

Lyles has a strong basketball IQ, turning the ball over just 0.4 times per game while playing like a starting-caliber forward off the bench (did not start one game over 74 appearances).

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The Kings’ reunion with Lyles and Harrison Barnes during the opening day of free agency mean that a majority of last season’s core rotation will return for the 2023-24 season.

De’Aaron Fox | Kevin Huerter | Harrison Barnes | Keegan Murray | Domantas Sabonis

Davion Mitchell | Malik Monk | Kessler Edwards | Trey Lyles | ??

Lyles is a player that is well-liked in the locker room and organization, and after making just $2.5 million in 2022-23, he gets a modest pay bump after providing Sacramento will plenty of veteran leadership during the franchise’s first playoff run in 16 years.

Sacramento Kings Offseason Schedule

  • Friday, June 30– Free Agent negotiating period begins
  • Monday, July 3rd & Wednesday, July 5th – California Classic Summer League at Golden 1 Center
  • Thursday, July 6– Free Agents can begin signing deals
  • Friday, July 7–Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD– 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD– Sacramento Kings training camp begins

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