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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 was passive throughout Sunday's easy win in Orlando, finishing scoreless in 27 minutes with three rebounds and eight assists.
It's one thing to defer to a red-hot teammate (Danilo Gallinari scored 40 points), but Lawson attempted only two shots, missing both. Head coach Melvin Hunt isn't concerned about Lawson's scoring, telling the Denver Post, "Don't tell Ty his numbers are down [in March] because he's playing some of the best basketball I've seen him play in my five years [with Denver]." Between his flagging offense and the risk of DNP-CDs down the stretch, Lawson's fantasy owners should resign themselves to some inconsistency. Mar 22 - 9:00 PM

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Ty Lawson double-doubled against the Rockets during a 118-108 loss on Thursday with 12 points, two rebounds, 10 assists and two 3-pointers.

He had a sub-par game with six turnovers and Pat Beverley got the best of him on several possessions, making 5-of-12 from the field. Lawson should be ready to go on Friday, but his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's active on the second half of a road back-to-back set.
Mar 20 - 12:11 AM

Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried will start against the Rockets on Thursday.

Nobody is resting tonight on the front half of a road-road back-to-back. Jusuf Nurkic is also not at 100 percent, so it should be interesting to see how he fits into this equation.
Mar 19 - 7:29 PM

Coach Melvin Hunt said his team won't rest players in Houston on Thursday.

It's going to be interesting here because the Nuggets have another road game on Friday in Miami, so fantasy owners aren't out of the woods yet. The Nuggets resting guys on Monday took a lot of heat from players and coaches, and maybe they won't be as likely to rest guys.
Mar 18 - 3:11 PM

The Nuggets are resting Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

Not a total surprise after the Nuggets pulled out a double-OT victory over the Pelicans on Sunday, but not an ideal start for owners looking to rely on those players for production at the start of the week. Jameer Nelson, Wilson Chandler and J.J. Hickson are candidates to start in place of the three players mentioned on Monday. Nelson is averaging 8.3 points, 4.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.7 3-pointers on 38.3 percent shooting in 27 starts this season.

Ty Lawson, who sat out Friday's game due to an illness, returned with 19 points, five rebounds, nine dimes and three steals in Sunday's road victory.

He only turned the ball over once in 48 minutes of action vs. the Pelicans' unorthodox backcourt, which features Tyreke Evans as a makeshift point guard. Lawson is fully healthy and he's leading a rejuvenated Nuggets team under coach Melvin Hunt, so he should have a terrific Week 21 with four games on tap.
Mar 15 - 9:15 PM

Ty Lawson (illness) will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Lawson will be joined in the starting unit by Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, and Jusuf Nurkic. He'll be returning from a one-game absence, but should see his normal allotment of minutes tonight, so make sure he's on your active roster.

Ty Lawson (illness) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

This comes out of nowhere and it's unknown if Lawson is going to miss time beyond tonight. Jameer Nelson will be a strong player to use in daily fantasy leagues tonight, but there's little incentive to grab him. Lawson should be considered questionable for Sunday.
Mar 13 - 7:53 PM

Ty Lawson hit just 1-of-6 shots for five points on Wednesday, but did have four rebounds and nine assists in an incredibly easy win over the Hawks.

The Nuggets were up by close to 30 points for much of this one, so the starters for both teams just didn't play much. Lawson hasn't been killing it, but had scored in double figures in three straight games coming in. Maybe he'll get it figured out and turn it on over the last few weeks.
Mar 12 - 12:32 AM

Ty Lawson nearly triple-doubled in a loss to the Rockets on Saturday, scoring 13 points with 10 assists, eight boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

Lawson is coming off a 23-point, nine-assist performance vs. the Spurs on Friday, and it looks like he is starting to flourish under interim head coach Melvin Hunt's system. As long as Lawson can avoid injury, he should be locked into elite value for the rest of the way.
Mar 8 - 12:22 AM

Ty Lawson scored 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 8-of-8 from the line) with one rebound and nine assists in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

Lawson was coming off an 0-for-9 night and this was obviously a more accurate look for him. The new uptempo approach under Melvin Hunt should help him out immensely.
Mar 7 - 2:28 AM

Ty Lawson missed all nine shots from the field and didn't attempt any shots from the line against the Wolves on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one turnover.

Ricky Rubio shut him down tonight, but Lawson has really struggled from the field lately. In his last four, he averaged just 7.3 points on 30.3 percent from the field. Lawson still has at least nine dimes in each of his last three and was making 44.6 percent from the field, so there's nothing to worry about. He just needs to stay healthy.
Mar 5 - 12:24 AM

Ty Lawson double-doubled with 16 points and 10 assists on Tuesday, adding two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists with only one turnover in 31 minutes of action.

Nuggets interim coach Melvin Hunt's tenure began with a victory vs. a solid Bucks team, and Brian Shaw's departure shouldn't hurt Lawson's value going forward. Lawson has been a solid second-round fantasy PG over the past month and he's likely to stay there as long as he's healthy. Lock him into your lineups and enjoy the show.
Mar 3 - 11:48 PM

Ty Lawson scored only five points on 2-of-6 shooting during Sunday's loss, but he stole the ball twice and dished out a game-high 11 assists in just 27 minutes.

Lawson wasn't in foul trouble but he tied Kenneth Faried for the fewest minutes of any Nuggets starter, and this marks his third single-digit scoring performance in the past four games. The Nuggets are riding a six-game losing streak and may shift toward player-development down the stretch, but Lawson remains a must-start fantasy PG despite his recent struggles.
Mar 1 - 11:08 PM

Ty Lawson returned to the Nuggets' starting lineup on Sunday with a team-high 17 points (6-of-12 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), four assists, three steals and only one turnover in 24 minutes.

He picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday after missing a practice, which prompted team GM Tim Connelly to tell reporters that Lawson "needs to grow up." The Nuggets could seemingly implode at any moment, but Lawson's 37.0 minutes per game rank third in the NBA and he's the most bullet-proof player on Denver's roster.
Feb 22 - 10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Ian Clark
4Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne