HoopsHype Ty Lawson rumors

January 25, 2015 Updates

Nuggets starting point guard Ty Lawson steered clear of any extensive comments concerning his early Friday morning arrest on suspicion of drinking and driving when he returned to the team Saturday. Lawson said he "apologized to the team," but the details of what he said stays between him "and the team." Lawson also met with Nuggets coach Brian Shaw. "I talked to him," Shaw said. "I left him to deal with his teammates on his own, with them. Denver Post

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"That passion for coaching is still there," Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo said of Karl. "He's had elite talent to work with before, and there are a few guys on the Kings who are like that." Ty Lawson said Karl would be a good fit for the Kings. "They want to run an up-tempo pace, and George is the perfect coach for that," Lawson said. "He knows how to manage people. (Sacramento) has a great team here, but I haven't really given it much thought if Karl should come here. I'm just concentrating on getting the Nuggets back into the playoffs." Denver Post

January 9, 2015 Updates

But rather than fighting his players' urge to stay out late, Shaw is allowing his players to sleep in. Instead of holding a shootaround in the morning, he asks the players to arrive at the gym later in the afternoon and stay for the night's game. "I'm not going to lie, I'm loving (the afternoon shootaround)," Lawson said after a recent game. "I don't understand getting up at 7:45 a.m. to do shootaround when you're not going to remember it, and you're still tired ... . I'm liking this." ESPN.com

January 8, 2015 Updates

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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

December 22, 2014 Updates
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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

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