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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

February 17, 2015 Updates

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

Multiple league sources told CSNNE.com on Monday that Denver is looking to trade Lawson, who ranks among the league leaders in assists (10.1) per game this season. CSNNE.com

February 16, 2015 Updates

It’s unclear how interested they really are, and dealing for Lawson now would bring the risk of a semi-unwanted playoff appearance. Boston will not include Marcus Smart in any Lawson deal. Grantland

The more interesting questions surround Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried. Denver isn’t shopping those guys, but Jusuf Nurkic is the only true untouchable on the roster, per several league sources who have dealt with the Nuggets. The sense around the league is that you could land Lawson or Faried with a Godfather offer. They are gettable. Boston and Denver have had exploratory talks about Lawson, per several sources. Grantland

January 30, 2015 Updates
January 27, 2015 Updates

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said he plans no changes to the team's new shootaround policy after point guard Ty Lawson's arrest last Friday. "I didn't just wake up one day and say 'We're just going to move shootaround back' with nothing behind it," Shaw said. "There was research done. There were studies. There's science behind sleep patterns, recovery time. It had nothing to do with alcohol or hanging out or anything else. And so I've been slowly but surely studying some of these things and talking to some of the leading researchers in the area." Denver Post

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

January 23, 2015 Updates
January 10, 2015 Updates

"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

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