Not only was Morris one of the best floor generals in college basketball last season, he is one of the smartest players with the ball in NCAA history.
The Denver Nuggets held to a consistent pattern from last year with their second and third picks in the 2017 NBA Draft
Doug Ottewill drifted off as soon as he saw Jimmy Butler’s name scroll across the bottom of the screen… followed by “traded to Minnesota.”
The Nuggets moved back in the 2017 draft to select an offensive forward who will need time to develop as an NBA player.
The pick came as a bit of a surprise but there are definitely reasons to be excited about the 21-year-old forward from Syracuse.
After trading out of the No. 13 pick, the Denver Nuggets made their first selection of the 2017 NBA Draft at No. 24, Syracuse's Tyler Lydon.
Last year for the Jazz, Lyles averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc.
Jeff Morton of 5280 Sports Network breaks down the move, and how it will work out for the Nuggets.
After selecting Ontario native Jamal Murray with the No. 7 overall pick last year, this year they landed a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan product via a trade.
Butler, in addition to being a top-20 scorer in the NBA, is close friends with Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
The Denver Nuggets currently hold the 13th, 49th, and 51st picks in the draft, but that could change, according to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express.
Denver needs a defensive big man, but Nuggets director of scouting Jim Clibanoff says there's no consensus yet on who they are targeting.
Whether they hold pat at pick No. 13 or move back in the draft, Denver has a handful of options who would be a good fit based on current need.