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Ty Lawson | Guard

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: North Carolina
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Ty Lawson made 2-of-12 from the field for five points during a 93-85 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday with one rebound, 13 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.
He and John Wall are the only two players in the NBA with an average of at least 10.0 assists per game. Lawson has at least 11 assists in each of his last three games and he made 51.8 percent from the field in his previous games this month, so his fantasy value is just fine. Jan 28 - 11:50 PM

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Ty Lawson went off in his return from a one-game personal absence on Sunday, scoring a game-high 31 points with 12 assists before missing a potentially game-tying jumper in overtime.

Lawson hit 10-of-20 shots and 8-of-8 free throws with three 3-pointers, three rebounds and three steals, perhaps taking his emotions out on the court after being arrested on suspicion of a DUI on Friday. He may eventually face a short suspension from the league, but for now owners can tentatively expect to have him for all four of Denver's games this week.
Jan 25 - 11:01 PM

Ty Lawson will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

Lawson was unavailable for Friday's game after being arrested for his second DUI early Friday morning. However, he'll be back in the lineup today, and he's obviously a must-start option every time he's in uniform. Jameer Nelson and Randy Foye's value will take a hit with Lawson back in the rotation.
Jan 25 - 6:26 PM

Ty Lawson (personal) will play against the Wizards on Sunday.

After missing Friday due to an arrest earlier in the day, he'll likely be back in his former role. Lawson apologized to his teammates and has already spoken with coach Brian Shaw. If you added Jameer Nelson based on his impressive Friday showing alone, you can probably reconsider.
Jan 24 - 3:43 PM

Ty Lawson will not play on Friday night against the Celtics.

He is not at the arena tonight and will be with the team on Saturday. Lawson was arrested for his second DUI on Friday morning following a team function on Thursday night. Jameer Nelson will start and is a very solid play for DFS tonight. Expect Randy Foye to get some extra run, as well.
Jan 23 - 6:58 PM

Ty Lawson was reportedly arrested for a DUI at 1:20 in the morning on Friday, according to Denver radio host Darren McKee.

He was also charged with speeding and careless driving, and this will most likely result in a short suspension from the league. His status for Friday's home game vs. the Celtics isn't clear, but we'll update his status once the Nuggets make a public comment. If Lawson can't suit up, Jameer Nelson would likely assume a heavy workload as the starting PG.
Jan 23 - 12:37 PM

Ty Lawson dished out eight assists vs. the Spurs but he scored only four points on 2-of-6 shooting, just his sixth game with single-digit points all season.

Lawson's career-high 10.0 dimes have been diminished in fantasy leagues by poor percentages (43.6 percent FGs, 72.5 percent FTs), but that hasn't prevented him from posting top-50 value in 8-cat leagues. He's played at least 30 minutes in every game since Dec. 1, and his 37.2 minutes per game rank fourth in the NBA behind LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler.
Jan 20 - 11:58 PM

Ty Lawson scored more than the other four Nuggets starters combined during a 122-79 loss to the Warriors on Monday, making 8-of-14 from the field for 19 points with one rebound, six assists and one 3-pointer.

The Nuggets will want to forget this one because they were down 27 points at halftime. As for Lawson, he's been effective over his last five with averages of 20.6 points, 3.6 boards, 9.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.0 treys. He's playing like a top-five fantasy point guard except for the sub-par foul shooting.
Jan 19 - 7:47 PM

Ty Lawson scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting in a loss to the Wolves on Saturday, adding seven assists, three boards, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

As good as Lawson has been this season, the Nuggets are fading in the Western Conference and it wouldn't be surprising to see them reduce Lawson's workload down the stretch. Lawson has always been a injury risk throughout his career, so it may not be a bad idea to sell-high while he is this hot.
Jan 18 - 12:40 AM

Ty Lawson looked phenomenal against the Mavericks on Wednesday, scoring a game-high 29 points with five rebounds, 12 assists and three turnovers in 44 minutes.

He's on cruise control. In Lawson's previous 10 games, he averaged 20.5 points, 3.7 boards, 8.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.6 triples on 52.1 percent from the field. Lawson did have a bruised knee last week, but it didn't cost him any starts. Surprisingly, he's only missed one game on the year. Considering how often he's hurt, he's a bit of a sell-high guy.
Jan 14 - 11:43 PM

Ty Lawson will start against the Magic on Wednesday.

He'll join Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried and everyone's favorite fantasy pickup, Jusuf Nurkic. Lawson should be fine after missing part of practice on Tuesday.
Jan 7 - 8:26 PM

Ty Lawson (bruised knee) was unable to finish Tuesday's practice, but remains likely for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic.

Lawson banged his knee during his last game, but it doesn't sound like it will cause him to miss any time. He is currently averaging 16.3 points, 10.2 assists (second in the league), 1.4 steals, 1.0 three-pointer, and 3.0 turnovers per game, on 42.7 percent shooting from the field. He's obviously a must-start guy every time he's in uniform, so stay tuned for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Wednesday's tip.
Jan 6 - 2:53 PM

Ty Lawson scored 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting during Saturday's win over the Grizzlies, adding 11 assists, five boards, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

Lawson joined Eric Bledsoe as the only other NBA player to tally 25+ points, 11+ assists, 5+ rebounds, 2+ steals, and 2+ blocks in a game this season. Lawson has simply been fantastic for the Nuggets and if he can stay healthy he will continue to produce big numbers for his owners.
Jan 4 - 12:20 AM

Ty Lawson made 8-of-16 from the field for 20 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

After a slump in the middle of December, he's shooting the ball well in his last five, making 46.9 percent from the field for 21.8 points, 4.6 boards, 8.6 dimes, 0.8 steals and 1.4 treys. Lawson's assist percentage is soaring while his usage rate as a scorer hasn't fallen off, so his fantasy owners should be pretty happy with his season so far. Of course, he has to stay healthy.
Jan 1 - 10:31 PM

Ty Lawson racked up 16 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, nine assists and two steals on Tuesday, but the Nuggets fell at home 103-111 to the Lakers.

Lawson has the highest assist percentage of any player averaging at least 15 minutes this season, accounting for 76.9 percent of the Nuggets' assists while he's on the court. He's second in the NBA in total assists (309), but his overall fantasy value has receded this year due to declines in scoring (-1.3), 3-pointers (-0.4), rebounds (-0.7), steals (-0.3) and both FG and FT percentages. Even so, he remains a fantasy point guard with early-round potential.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Randy Foye
3Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
3Alonzo Gee
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3JaVale McGee