3 Kings who were massive disappointments in loss vs. Trail Blazers

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1. Trey Lyles

With Malik Monk just returning from a minor foot injury and not looking like himself yet, Trey Lyles should have been the Kings’ main guy off the bench. He has done it before, being especially effective as a small ball five. 

Last night, he was pretty much invisible, however. Defensively, he had some nice moments and recorded two blocks, but offensively he was silent. In 14:22 minutes of playing time, he didn't even attempt a single shot. 

The Trail Blazers’ bench combined for 65 points, while the Kings’ reserves only scored a total of 17 points. Obviously, that is not all on Lyles—Monk didn’t shoot well and Keon Ellis and Sasha Vezenkov went scoreless as well—but this was his night to step up. 

With Murray and Huerter not playing well, the Kings needed their bench, and no one answered the call. Lyles was so passive offensively, that it didn’t even look like he tried.