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February 18, 2015 Updates

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson was a no-show to Wednesday's practice, the team's first after the longest all-star break in NBA history. Lawson was coming from Las Vegas, where the day before he posted a picture of himself on Facebook. Nuggets coach Brian Shaw was not happy with the unexcused absence. "We had a week off or nine days between games, and you expect everybody to be here," Shaw said. "It disrupts the planning of everything, in terms of you count on somebody in practice. But he's not here so we had to go without him." Denver Post

Lawson failing to show is the latest in a string of incidents that have upset management in the past two years. He had a domestic incident in the summer of 2013, a case that was eventually dropped. He missed a team breakfast meeting late last season and was held out of the starting lineup. In January he was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Denver Post

If the Nuggets are still interested in moving McGee this summer and he gets significant playing time between now and then, they'll have a better chance of finding a team willing to trade for him. McGee's four-year, $44 million deal he signed with the Nuggets expires after he makes the final $12 million next season. "He's a shot-blocker and he can change a game," said one league executive who would have interest. "He hasn't played. That's the problem." Bleacher Report

February 17, 2015 Updates

General managers are operating under the impression that Denver is amenable to deal, and moving guard Arron Afflalo is high on the Nuggets' priority list. USA Today Sports

Alex Kennedy: It'll be interesting to see if Kings pursue Ty Lawson. Pete D'Alessandro and George Karl have history with Ty. Lawson and Karl remain close. Denver won't just give Ty Lawson away, obviously. They'll want a lot in return. But don't be surprised if Sacramento shows serious interest. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

Portland remains at the top of the list of teams that want to add Chandler, and that has been the case for weeks now. The Trail Blazers have consistently been most interested in dealing for the Nuggets' small forward as they look to add scoring to their bench. Denver Post



Carmelo Anthony is way up there, but can't beat two legends from the run-and-gun teams of the 80's.


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