Trey Lyles, a vital cog in the Kings machine

By the time he hit the floor, his team had already converted eight 3-point baskets… in as many attempts. By replacing Harrison Barnes, the starting tight end against the Grizzlies, Trey Lyles especially do not want to break the environment. So 14 seconds after his arrival, he waited for Domantas Sabonis to adjust and release a beautiful ball towards him.

His shot went into the net, and Sacramento tied the NBA record for most converted 3-point shots in the first quarter. ” That’s great, we have a match on Wednesday, let’s see if we can do the same “The powerful winger smiled before adding:” It just shows what we are collectively capable of. »

The 27-year-old was clearly thinking about the 37 assists his team produced on the night, with these well-timed shots, here ” amazing energy “in attack and in defense…

The show of collective strength, against the Grizzlies deprived of Ja Morant and Steven Adams, thus erasing the loss of two days ago, against the 76ers but without Joel Embiid and James Harden. ” Personally, I didn’t play well in this match. (note: 2 points on 1/3 of the shots) and the energy just doesn’t seem to be there. We want to make sure we don’t do the same thing again. “, notes the 12th pick of the 2015 Draft.

The instructions were well received and respected by Trey Lyles who quickly got into the rhythm of the offense, with two first award-winning baskets in the first quarter. Something to encourage him after three last missed outings from this distance (1/7 cumulative).

Fewer pounds helps

As I say since the beginning of the year, personally, I can’t control when the ball will go in, how many minutes I will play. But I can control my effort level when I get home. I noticed that when I play harder, faster and more aggressively, I play better so I have to keep doing it “, notes the former Spurs or Jazz player, noting that losing a few kilos helps him to be more energetic in his movements.

So in addition to his 24 points scored (8/11 on shots including 6/8 from distance), his record this season, he was one of the key elements in the Kings’ big defense at the end of the game: only 10. points received in the last 12 minutes.

In-between getting against Jaren Jackson Jr, against Brandon Clarke’s back, blocking in two phases before jumping for a dunk… “ The coach is defensively oriented so if I can (to defend oneself) and to help the team in this sector, it also helps me personally. »

Trey measures 2m06, he is a strong and experienced man with a great sense of the game. His defensive instincts will help us reach the next level. In the past, people said, ‘Oh, he’s not a good defender…’ But if you have five players like Trey, you have a good defense because he’s going to use his size. He’s not afraid to hit, he’ll play rebound and run in transition. All these things are so contagious that we need his presence “, enumerates Mike Brown.

Trey Lyles recalled that his coach also wanted him to shoot immediately when he was open, especially on 3-pointers. ” So I will continue this “Concludes the interior approaching his best career average (38%).

Trey Lyles Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early p.d party Int bp CT Points
2015-16 UTH 80 17 43.8 38.3 69.5 0.7 3.0 3.7 0.7 1.4 0.3 0.8 0.2 6.1
2016-17 UTH 71 16 36.2 31.9 72.2 0.7 2.6 3.3 1.0 1.4 0.4 0.9 0.3 6.2
2017-18 DEN 73 19 49.1 38.1 70.6 0.8 4.0 4.8 1.3 1.5 0.4 0.8 0.5 9.9
2018-19 DEN 64 18 41.8 25.5 69.8 0.7 3.2 3.8 1.4 1.5 0.5 1.1 0.4 8.5
2019-20 SAN 63 20 44.6 38.7 73.3 1.1 4.6 5.7 1.1 1.6 0.4 0.6 0.4 6.4
2020-21 SAN 23 16 47.8 35.0 65.2 0.4 3.4 3.7 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 5.0
2021-22 * All Teams 75 21 46.6 32.1 80.2 1.2 3.9 5.1 1.2 1.6 0.4 1.0 0.4 10.5
2021-22 * TED 51 19 45.6 30.1 78.4 1.2 3.6 4.8 1.1 1.8 0.4 1.1 0.5 10.4
2021-22 * BAG 24 23 48.9 36.5 85.1 1.2 4.4 5.6 1.3 1.3 0.3 0.8 0.3 10.6
2022-23 BAG 39 15 45.5 35.3 76.8 1.0 2.6 3.7 0.8 1.2 0.3 0.8 0.5 6.9
Total 488 18 44.2 33.9 74.0 0.9 3.4 4.3 1.0 1.4 0.4 0.8 0.4 7.7

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