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Utah Jazz expected to sign lottery pick Trey Lyles later this afternoon, per Jody Genessy

Lyles will be signing! HOORAY!

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

According to the most trusted source of NBA News for us Utah Jazz fans, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News, lotto pick Trey Lyles appears as though he is going to finally sign with the team. Lyles has been a notable absence from both Jazz practices and any summer league action so far. The 6'10 bigman from Kentucky has a high basketball IQ, great court vision for a bigman, and is a capable offensive force on his own. And a strong bigman with a high celing appears to be just what the Utah Jazz summer league team is missing. (Sorry Jack Cooley, I don't think you have much upside. But as far as Neanderthals go, you've done very well for yourself! Jokes, I love ya Jack!) We last saw him at the introductory press conference where Lyles, along with fellow 2015 NBA Draft pick Olivier Hanlan were presented. (Maple 1 and Maple 2) Since then, Lyles has been out of sight but not out of mind. As Jody tweets:

This is good news, and I think Jazz fans need to slow their roll. He's a good player. He's a chemistry fit. He upgrades our bench, and our bigman rotation. And he's a Jazzman . . . or will be in a few hours.


EDIT: Done deal: