Spurs sign Trey Lyles, not Marcus Morris
July 12, 2019
8:15 p.m. ET
The San Antonio Spurs signed forward Trey Lyles today.
The team was reportedly set to sign forward Marcus Morris. But after it appeared that Morris would instead sign with the Knicks, the Spurs and Lyles reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million.
Listed at 6-foot-10, 235 pounds, Lyles played for the Nuggets last season, putting up 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 17.5 minutes per game.
Lyles' NBA career average is 7.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 17.5 minutes per game.
After playing college ball at Kentucky, Lyles was drafted 12th overall by the Jazz in 2015.
He will wear No. 41 for the Spurs.
The Spurs finished last season with a 48-34 record, placing them 7th in the Western conference. They were eliminated by the Nuggets in Game 7 of the first round of the 2019 playoffs. During the 2018-19 season, they were an excellent offensive team, but a below-average defensive squad.
This offseason, the Spurs have added DeMarre Carroll, Luka Samanic (No. 19 pick), Keldon Johnson (No. 29 pick) and Quinndary Weatherspoon (No. 49 pick), and now Lyles.