Trey Lyles of the Utah Jazz has been working hard this off-season. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound power forward is one of the more versatile players on the team. His skills and the hard work he’s been putting in all summer should help him get more playing time next season.
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TreyMamba averaged 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in only 17.3 minutes a game during his rookie season. But he dominated the 2016 Utah Summer League, showing he can bring more to the Jazz in his second year. In the five games he played in, Lyles averaged 23.8 points, nine rebounds and 1.4 assists.
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Lyles’ best scoring performance was against the Portland Trail Blazers. He scored 30 points on 10-of-20 from the field and 5-of-7 from behind the arc. He also pulled down nine rebounds.
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Lyles can credit his summer league success to the hard work he has been doing off the court. In the videos below, watch him perform tire exercises such as Sledgehammer Swings and Tire Flips.
Sledgehammer Swings will improve his hand, forearm and grip strength, so he can grip the ball more securely in the low post.
Tire Flips work his entire body, strengthening his lower body during the Squat and building power through his core and upper body as he completes the exercise to help his explosion when going up for a rebound or a dunk.
Keep an eye on Lyles. We predict he will one of the NBA sophomores who makes a splash next season.