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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 said "I just wanna win" when asked about his frustration with the Nuggets.
The Nuggets have "tried to trade him, and they'll continue to make and take calls," but Denver isn't going to sell low just to move the point guard. The Denver Post doesn't expect Lawson to be in training camp with the team, but everything is very much up in the air at this point. Lawson doesn't appear to have a desire to take on the leadership role Denver desperately needs from him. Jun 29 - 9:32 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Emmanuel Mudiay's arrival in Denver could spell trouble for Ty Lawson according to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post.

Lawson stirred up some drama when he said in a video that he was going to Sacramento after the Nuggets selected Mudiay with the seventh pick in the draft, and the rumors have continued to escalate ever since. Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly was reportedly "giddy" when Mudiay fell to No. 7, and he may not want to put up with Lawson's antics much longer. The Kings have been a rumored destination for Lawson for a while now, and George Karl's presence in Sacramento is obviously a huge factor as well. We will be following this story closely all summer.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 27 - 10:53 AM

General manager Tim Connelly said Ty Lawson's statement about going to Sacramento didn't excite him.

"There's often times poor judgement used by all of our players," Connelly said. In case you missed it, a video popped up on Twitter of Lawson saying "I'm going to Sacramento" after the selection of Emmanuel Mudiay. This quote seems to be taken out of context because everyone, including the broadcast that Lawson was watching in the video, has been talking about Lawson joining George Karl. Still, Lawson is likely on the trade block.
Jun 26 - 2:08 PM

After the Nuggets selected Emmanuel Mudiay with the No. 7 overall selection in the NBA draft, Ty Lawson said in a video "I'm going to Sacramento."

There have been plenty of trade rumors regarding Lawson, and it looks like his days in Denver may be numbered. George Karl has been making a strong push for the Sacramento front office to try and land Lawson, but his ability to coerce decisions has been vastly overstated in recent days. It'll be interesting to see if Lawson is on the Nuggets' roster when the 2015-16 season begins, but if he's not, Mudiay would see a dramatic boost in value as the starting point guard in Denver.
Jun 26 - 10:27 AM

George Karl is reportedly hopeful that the Kings can construct a trade that would net them Ty Lawson, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried.

In order for this deal to work the Kings would need to send DeMarcus Cousins to Denver in addition to a few other assets, and with Sacramento management repeatedly stating they have no interest in trading away Cousins, it seems this is a rather unlikely outcome to be realized.
Jun 23 - 3:47 PM

There are "no untouchable players" on the Nuggets' roster.

Although most of the trade speculation has centered around Ty Lawson, the Nuggets appear ready to blow it up across the board if the right deal is presented. In addition to Lawson, both Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler are names we could hear in trade rumors as the draft draws nearer and free agency gets underway.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 22 - 10:07 AM

The Nuggets can't get a team to bite on a Ty Lawson trade offer, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.

The Kings have the sixth pick and are considered as the early favorites for Lawson. The Nuggets will be rebuilding this season and would love to shed as much money off their payroll as they can. Lawson should have very good fantasy value no matter where he lands.
Jun 17 - 7:53 PM

According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times, Kings head coach George Karl will try to bring Ty Lawson to Sacramento.

Ty Lawson's name has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now, and the Nuggets' disastrous 2014-15 campaign likely has a lot to do with it. Lawson played for Karl when he was in Denver, so this report does make some sense. Lawson moving to Sacramento would destroy Darren Collison's value, but it's all speculation at this point. The Nuggets should name their head coach before the draft, so that could also have a huge impact on where Lawson ends up.
Jun 14 - 11:57 AM

Wizards' assistant coach Don Newman has reportedly emerged as a candidate for the head coaching position in Denver.

Newman has been an assistant coach in the NBA for 16 seasons, and he served under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio for eight years, where he developed strong defensive principles and worked closely with Tim Duncan. So far, Newman, Mike D'Antoni, Mike Malone and Melvin Hunt are the leading candidates for the Denver's head coaching gig, with Hunt reportedly being the frontrunner. The Nuggets hope to have a head coach in place before the draft on June 25, so this process should wrap up sooner rather than later.
Source: Real GM
Jun 4 - 2:55 PM

Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said that he wants to have a head coach in place prior to the NBA Draft on June 25.

"I think the deadline is we want to have a coach as we head into the draft," Connelly said. "It's a pretty pivotal pick for us, and a pretty pivotal moment." Melvin Hunt is still said to be the frontrunner, but it's unclear why the Nuggets are being so hesitant. Mike D'Antoni has been a rumored candidate for a while now and Mike Woodson's name has also popped up on the radar, but the good news is that a decision should be coming soon.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 3 - 12:32 PM

Unless the Denver Nuggets can pull off a major trade during the offseason landing them a marquee player, or hire a big name head coach, Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried would reportedly rather be traded than be a part of a long rebuild.

Both Lawson and Faried's names have popped up in the rumor mill for a few years now, and Lawson's clashes with management and Brian Shaw last season were a problem for the Denver franchise. The Kings and Mavericks are reportedly high on Lawson's wishlist if a trade were to go through, but Denver has not indicated one way or the other if they're willing to finally part ways with one of their franchise cornerstones. Of the two players, Lawson is reportedly the guy more likely to be dealt, though it needs to be noted that Dallas is reportedly hesitant to deal for him due to his off-court issues.
May 26 - 2:35 PM

Melvin Hunt's chances of coaching the Denver Nuggets next season are improving according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Scott Brooks recently indicated that he wouldn't be coaching next season, but Mike D'Antoni is reportedly still in the mix. Hunt did pretty well when he took over last season and it seemed like the players enjoyed playing for him. We will continue to follow this story closely, but Hunt appears to be the frontrunner right now.
May 20 - 1:25 PM

The Nuggets will be ramping up their head coaching search this week, and the process is expected to take most of the month of May.

The current list of candidates includes Melvin Hunt, Mike D'Antoni, Alvin Gentry, and former OKC head coach Scott Brooks. The Nuggets are reportedly looking for a head coach that will institute a fast-paced style, which is always a plus from a fantasy perspective. We'll continue to pass along updates on Denver's head coaching vacancy as they become available.
Source: Denver Post
May 5 - 3:09 PM

The Celtics may be interested in acquiring Ty Lawson, according to Zach Lowe of Grantland.

The Celtics and Nuggets discussed a Lawson deal before the trade deadline, but the Celtics also have Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart in their backcourt so one of those players would likely be included in any deal for Lawson. Celtics president Danny Ainge has promised some big offseason moves, so we'll keep an eye on this situation to see if Lawson is part of those moves.
Source: Grantland
May 5 - 12:49 PM

Ty Lawson's relationship with the Nuggets continues to be shaky, and Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post speculates that he could be traded in the near future.

When asked by a Dallas Mavericks fan on Instagram to come play for Dallas, Lawson replied,"I wish". Lawson immediately deleted the post, but not before the media got to it. It's pretty obvious that he has grown frustrated with the Nuggets, and a change of scenery would probably be best for both sides moving forward. We will follow this story closely, but don't be surprised if Lawson is wearing a different uniform to start the 2015-16 season.
Source: Denver Post
May 3 - 9:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Emmanuel Mudiay
3Erick Green
4Nikola Radicevic
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Gary Harris
4Jamaal Franklin
5Ian Clark
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne