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January 3, 2015 Updates

Lawson, who grew up playing basketball with Durant in the Maryland suburbs, has a good idea of the Oklahoma City Thunder star's thinking. The Clinton, Maryland native knows we want to know. He also knows better than to break confidences. "I've talked to him about it, but I probably can't tell you what he said," Lawson laughingly told CSNwashington.com when the Nuggets visited last month. What Lawson lacks in shared specifics he makes up for with true insight. The idea of the Wizards pursuing Durant when his contract ends during the summer of 2016 dominated the summer of 2014 locally. Washington let Trevor Ariza bolt during free agency in part to keep salary cap options open for Durant. CSNWashington.com

January 2, 2015 Updates

Lawson, who grew up playing basketball with Durant in the Maryland suburbs, has a good idea of the Oklahoma City Thunder star's thinking. The Clinton, Maryland native knows we want to know. He also knows better than to break confidences. "I've talked to him about it, but I probably can't tell you what he said," Lawson laughingly told CSNwashington.com when the Nuggets visited last month. CSNWashington.com

"Now, playing away, it's cool," said Lawson, who ranks second to Wall with over 10 assists per game this season. "I haven't really thought about coming home to play. Think about it more during free agency, but I haven't really thought about it." Nevertheless, he has thought about it, the good and the potentially annoying aspects. "A little bit. Not dealing with them, but family tickets. You'd probably have to buy like 100 tickets every game. It's people that might want something from you or expect things from you. That's kind of a turn off a little bit," Lawson stated. "Other cities you can just chill out and relax. It's just you unless they fly out to see you." CSNWashington.com

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SI.com: Is the team and Brian Shaw on the same page? Ty Lawson: "I think so. At the end of the day, Brian just wants to win. We are all trying to figure out a winning formula. We all want to bring a championship to Denver. We want to run, but we have to have a little bit of both. In the playoffs, we have to slow it down. We have to execute in the half court. I like both styles. And we are versatile with our players. I like half-court basketball. You can hit them with action, decide where you want to go. I never played like this before." Sports Illustrated

For those who haven’t filled out their NBA All-Star ballots yet, according to this compelling argument from teammate Timofey Mozgov, Ty Lawson definitely deserves a vote. Mozgov released this video with a simple plea: “He’s a good dude, you’ve got to vote for him … and again have a good day and don’t drink and drive.” For The Win

December 11, 2014 Updates

For those who haven’t filled out their NBA All-Star ballots yet, according to this compelling argument from teammate Timofey Mozgov, Ty Lawson definitely deserves a vote. Mozgov released this video with a simple plea: “He’s a good dude, you’ve got to vote for him … and again have a good day and don’t drink and drive.” For The Win

The influence is obvious. Watch Bryant operate from the low post or on the baseline, then imagine those moves being done in a red-and-black No. 23 jersey instead of his purple-and-gold No. 24. There's a presence, a competitive fire that defines each legend. Jordan's tongue-wagging has been replaced by Bryant's jutting chin and jersey-gnawing. "I think Kobe Bryant studied MJ, to be honest," Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson said. "The way he moves, even after he won his fifth championship he did the same celebration that MJ did (pumping his fist and rallying the home crowd). ... I think he models most of the things he does after Jordan." USA Today Sports

December 2, 2014 Updates

How did y'all turn things around? It looked pretty bleak there the first couple of weeks. Ty Lawson: It started bad at first. We cleaned up a lot of things. Everybody has their role. Coach made everybody's role defined. At first, everybody was trying to go out there and be a 30-point scorer, and be searching for the ball. He defined everybody's role. And we all bought in at the defensive end ... now we're making sure that players aren't getting into the paint, and they're not getting a lot of paint points. NBA.com

How was BShaw in terms of both listening to the players and making adjustments after that tough start? Ty Lawson: He was great. We definitely had a couple of talks, needed talks about everything that was going on here. And he definitely changed up what he wanted to do at first, and he was definitely receptive. He's definitely a player's coach. You can go and talk to him about anything, I feel like. NBA.com

November 13, 2014 Updates
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"I tweaked it pretty bad," he said. "But I continued to duke it out during that game. I think it's just from going so hard and pushing the (left) leg to get so strong that this (right) hamstring is kind of weak. So I've got to get with (Nuggets strength and conditioning coach Steve) Hess and get this leg stronger." Robinson did not believe that he would miss Denver's game Sunday at Portland, though that remains to be seen. "I'm just going to ice it," Robinson said. "I'll be ready for next game. Whatever it takes, I don't have time to sit out." Denver Post

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