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Kings announce signing of F Tyler Lydon

After the Denver Nuggets declined the third-year option on Tyler Lydon, the Sacramento Kings signed the 23-year-old to a two-year deal.
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Denver Nuggets forward Tyler Lydon (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

SACRAMENTO, California — The Sacramento Kings officially signed power forward Tyler Lydon, team general manager Vlade Divac announced on Wednesday.

While the team did not disclose the terms of the contract, league sources told ABC10 on Sunday that the 23-year-old agreed to a two-year deal for the league minimum, and only partially guaranteed.

The Kings and their new head coach Luke Walton continue to make perimeter shooting a priority in the offseason.

The 6-foot-10 Lydon has the ability to stretch the floor, as he shot 37 percent from beyond the arc in his time in the G League last season, and 40 percent in his 26 NBA games during his two seasons with the Nuggets. His rookie season was cut short in 2017-18 due to a left meniscus tear.

Lydon, who will wear No. 41 with Sacramento, averaged 0.9 points, 0.7 rebounds and 3.7 minutes per game in his two seasons in Denver.

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