HoopsHype Ty Lawson rumors

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Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was held out of practice Tuesday due to a strained left rotator cuff. Lawson, who leads the team in scoring (17.9 ppg) and assists (8.9 apg), is listed as day-to-day. The Nuggets play at home against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Lawson suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Denver’s win at Sacramento on Sunday. He finished with a game-high 27 points and six assists. NBA.com

For the East and West all-star teams, coaches will be filling seven slots — two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards. That means Lawson has four chances to be selected for the West team. "I'd be very excited if they picked me," said Lawson, a North Carolina product who was a first-round pick in the 2009 draft. "I've been wanting to be an NBA all-star since I was 6 years old. To be part of the (All-Star Weekend) festivities would be incredible. I hope I can sneak in. If not, I'll just continue to work hard and make it next season." Denver Post

January 27, 2014 Updates

That doesn’t account for all the times Augustin simply beat Irving off the dribble, but he’s not alone. Just within the last three weeks, here are the point guards that have really hurt the Cavs: Denver’s Ty Lawson had 19 points and 11 assists (averages 18 ppg, 8.9 apg), Portland’s Damian Lillard had 28 points and 5 assists (averages 21.2 ppg, 5.8 apg), the Lakers’ Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 16 assists (averages 10.1 ppg, 9.1 apg), Sacramento’s Isaiah Thomas had 26 points and 6 assists (averages 19.5 ppg, 6.3 apg), Utah rookie Trey Burke had 17 points and 6 assists (averages 13.5 ppg, 5.6 apg) and Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams had 33 points and 5 assists (17.5 ppg, 6.7 apg). Akron Beacon Journal

December 18, 2013 Updates

A recent hamstring strain slowed Lawson’s momentum after he averaged 20.9 points and 8.9 assists in November. He is starting to his legs back under him and is more concerned with helping his team win than earning All-Star recognition. “As the hype started building, my parents, my friends, everybody starting talking about it,” Lawson said. “The West is definitely tough for point guards. You have to win and also have good stats. Right now, I’m not trying to think about it. I’m just trying to win games. If it happens, it happens. I want to be an All-Star, but I care about our team winning more.” If it doesn’t happen for Lawson this year, Durant feels it’s only a matter of time. “He just started to become one of those guys you depend on as a point guard,” Durant said. “He’s eased his way to the starting lineup and now he’s turned into a star. Give it a few more games and you’ll start hearing Ty Lawson’s name all the time because he’s having a great season.” NBA.com

December 13, 2013 Updates

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is over a hamstring injury and officially set to go for Friday's game against the Utah Jazz. That's just in time to face a Jazz team that looks wholly different from the one the Nuggets beat on Nov. 11 in Utah — a victory that at the time kicked off a stretch of 10 wins in 12 games. Denver Post

December 12, 2013 Updates

If he doesn't experience any unforeseen complications, Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is expected to return to action on Friday against the Utah Jazz after missing the last two games due to a hamstring injury, coach Brian Shaw said. "Barring any setback from practice today, I think he should be able to go tomorrow," Shaw said. Denver Post

December 10, 2013 Updates

So much has changed in just over a year. George Karl, the coach who crafted Denver's go-go identity, was let go. "I was just shocked at that," Ty Lawson, the team's point guard, says about Karl's firing. He was napping when a friend texted him that Karl was out. "I was like, 'Why?'" added Lawson. "He had just won coach of the year!" Grantland

December 8, 2013 Updates

Lawson is facing that transition. Defenses have homed in and closed in on him in a way he had not seen before in his NBA career. He has been identified as the most dangerous weapon the Nuggets have and the main reason his team wins games. Take Lawson out, opponents say, and your chances of beating the Nuggets rise tenfold. Lawson knows it. "I've seen way more attention," Lawson acknowledged. "Even from when I'm coming off the pick-and-roll, they are being more physical, trying to bump me off the lane or get the ball out of my hands." Then he got down to the thing that matters most. "I'm working on it," Lawson said. "So I can better prepare myself for it." Denver Post

November 26, 2013 Updates

After the Denver Nuggets surprisingly fired George Karl and hired Brian Shaw, everybody pondered the coming limitations lightning-quick point guard Ty Lawson would encounter outside of a structure-less offense rather than the untapped possibilities of playing within one. “I knew that everybody thought that I can’t play in a system where it’s come down and run a play,” Lawson told NBA.com on Monday night following his fourth double-double of the young season. “But I can.” Can he ever. “He’s an All-Star,” assessed Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who watched Lawson slice his defense in consecutive games Saturday and Monday for 39 points and 20 assists. “He and [Tony] Parker are probably the two best paint penetration guys in basketball, and so it’s a big problem, it’s a huge problem. His speed is always in play and he’s shooting high 30s [percent] from 3. So if you lay way off of him he pulls up and shoots it.” NBA.com

November 1, 2013 Updates

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson may have been a skeptic of the team's new offensive system and his role in it before the season opener, but he walked out of Sleep Train arena in Sacramento late Wednesday a believer. He walked out as excited about the possibilities as he has been since the start of training camp. "Me? I think things are bright for us," said Lawson, after the Nuggets' season-opening two-point loss to the Kings. "We've got a couple of people down (with injuries), and introducing a new system and playing in an environment like this, it was crazy. So, to have a showing like that, I feel like we have a bright future." Denver Post

October 30, 2013 Updates

Are the Nuggets crazy? They want to do what? How can creating more shots for physically gifted but offensively awkward big men JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried make Denver a better team? That's precisely what point guard Ty Lawson wants to know. It hasn't been easy for Lawson to make sense of how the Nuggets intend to play basketball. "I think it has been a little frustrating for him, to be honest with you," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said Tuesday, on the eve of the season opener at Sacramento. Denver Post

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Nuggets guard Ty Lawson said he hopes to be ready for Wednesday night's season opener at Sacramento but that he's not sure his ailing groin will let him. "It's still feeling a little stiff, so I don't know yet," Lawson said. Lawson was injured in the Nuggets' final preseason game Friday at Chicago. He did not participate in practice Sunday. He said he wants to test his ability early this week to get a handle on whether he'll be able to play Wednesday against the Kings. Lawson said he will wait "to see how it feels, see how far I can take it." Denver Post

October 9, 2013 Updates

The domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dropped. Lisa Pinto, a spokeswoman for 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, said Tuesday that, "based on our continued investigation and developments after the filing of the cases, we dismissed the cases in the interest of justice." Lawson and his girlfriend were arrested following a fight at their home in August. Associated Press

October 8, 2013 Updates

A domestic dispute involving Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dismissed in Arapahoe County Court. Lawson, 25, was arrested in August after a dispute with his girlfriend, Ashley Nicole Pettiford. She was also arrested in the case which allegedly involved a loud verbal dispute and broken cell phones. Charges against her have also been dismissed. Denver Post

August 24, 2013 Updates

An initial hearing in the domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is being delayed until September. Prosecutors asked for the postponement on Friday to give them more time to investigate. Both Lawson and his pregnant girlfriend Ashley Pettiford were arrested following a fight at their home Saturday. Pettiford said she heard Lawson on the phone with another woman and said Lawson pushed her as she packed her things. She's accused of breaking Lawson's phone. ESPN.com

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