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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 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

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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

Ty Lawson will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder, shifting Jameer Nelson back to the bench.

Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly said this week that Lawson needed to grow up after finding himself in trouble with the law and pulling a no-show at practice, so hopefully he can turn things around tonight. Lawson is going to have his hands full chasing Russell Westbrook around the court, but he is still a must-start option in all leagues. Nelson, on the other hand, is now safe to drop in most leagues.
Feb 22 - 6:59 PM

Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly said that Ty Lawson needs to grow up after he was a no-show at Wednesday's practice.

"He needs to grow up," Connelly said. "The organization, top to bottom, can’t be anymore supportive. It’s time for, not just Ty, but for several of our guys to be pros or it’s time to take a hard look at our roster." Lawson also got into some trouble with the law recently, and he was one of the more common names in the rumor mill during the NBA trade deadline. The Nuggets benched him on Friday as punishment, but there is still no indication that he will miss any additional action. For now, Lawson's owners will simply have to hope that he sorts himself out or things could get messy in a hurry with Denver's season going down the drain.
Feb 21 - 1:29 PM

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

He was stuck in Vegas over the break and missed a practice. This punishment probably won't stick, but it'll be Jameer Nelson starting and getting a lot of minutes. We might see Randy Foye get a little run at the point, too.
Feb 20 - 8:25 PM

Ty Lawson will not start against the Bucks on Friday night with Jameer Nelson taking his place.

Lawson missed the first practice after the break and coach Brian Shaw looks like he's punishing him for it. We still don't know the details here, but we'd expect Lawson to play off the bench. We'll be providing updates as we receive them. Fantasy owners shouldn't deploy Nelson unless Ty is out.
Feb 20 - 7:40 PM

Contrary to prior reports, the Nuggets are not interested in trading Ty Lawson for George Hill, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

While Lawson still could be moved, it doesn't seem like Chris Broussard's report from Wednesday night has legs. Lawson has had a couple off-the-court issues recently and may have worn out his welcome in Denver, but he's under contract until 2017 so the Nuggets will be aiming high with any return. If the unlikely scenario of Lawson being dealt comes to fruition, Lawson shouldn't see any decline in his fantasy value as he'd be a centerpiece for the team acquiring him.
Feb 19 - 10:07 AM

The Nuggets are trying to move Ty Lawson and coach Brian Shaw wants George Hill, according to Chris Broussard of

The Lakers are also reportedly interested in Lawson. It was only a matter of time before the Lawson rumors surfaced today. Shaw wasn't pleased about Lawson missing practice today and his off-the-court issues have been one of the bigger stories this season. Lawson is under contract until 2017, so the Nuggets should have a relatively high asking price. His fantasy value should be fine no matter where he goes and he'll look to lead the NBA in assists per game this season. To be clear, the probability of a Lawson deal is not close to one involving Arron Afflalo or Wilson Chandler.
Feb 18 - 8:11 PM

Ty Lawson was a no-show at Wednesday's practice due to travel complications.

Lawson was in Las Vegas during the longest All-Star break in NBA history and couldn't make it back to Denver in time. Coach Brian Shaw didn't sound too pleased. "It disrupts the planning of everything, in terms of you count on somebody in practice," Shaw said. "But he's not here so we had to go without him." There's no word on if the Nuggets will punish Lawson ahead of Friday's game against the Bucks.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 18 - 5:54 PM

The Nuggets are not actively shopping Ty Lawson.

Several teams have reportedly called Denver to check in on the availability of Lawson, but the Nuggets front office has sent them packing. Lawson is currently having a career-year with the Nuggets, averaging 10.1 assists per game (a career-high, and tied for first in the league), to go with 16.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting from the field (also a career-high). He’s established himself as an elite point guard in the league, and it seems very unlikely he will be moved before the trade deadline.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 17 - 2:59 PM

The Celtics have reportedly inquired about the availability of Ty Lawson and Enes Kanter.

Both players are considered longshots for the Celtics to acquire, but Kanter would provide Boston with a rim protector that they covet and Lawson would serve as a piece that the team could build around. We'll keep an eye on this situation, but the Celtics don't have many players that the Jazz or Nuggets would covet so a deal would have to focus around a package of picks.
Feb 17 - 9:30 AM

Ty Lawson dominated the second half of Tuesday's game in L.A., tying his season-highs with 32 points and 16 assists while guiding the Nuggets to a rare road win.

He made 12-of-20 and 7-of-8 free throws while adding three rebounds and two steals with only two turnovers in 45 minutes. He seemed to realize during halftime that the Lakers couldn't contain him, after which he simply had his way vs. Jeremy Lin, Jordan Clarkson and anyone else who tried to slow him down. This was Denver's final game before the All-Star break, and they'll return to action with a pair of games on Feb. 20 and 22.
Feb 11 - 1:45 AM

Ty Lawson bounced back against the Celtics on Wednesday with 23 points, two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 9-of-15 from the field.

He couldn't get into the lane on Tuesday against Philly and only scored five points, but he did very well in the open floor tonight. Lawson seems to find a way to put up numbers one way or another as the No. 2 man in assists per game and only an injury can keep him down. He's a No. 1 fantasy point guard as long as he's active.
Feb 4 - 10:58 PM

Ty Lawson handed out 14 assists in Tuesday's embarrassing loss vs. Philly, adding five points, six rebounds, two steals and one turnover in 34 minutes.

Lawson has dished out double-digit assists in four of Denver's past six games. His shot has been off during that span, at just 25-of-59 overall (42.4 percent), but he's doing all he can to jumpstart the Nuggets during their current slump -- they've lost 10 of their past 11 games and have fallen to 11th place in the West.
Feb 3 - 10:10 PM

Ty Lawson struggled in a loss against Charlotte on Saturday, scoring just 10 points with nine assists, five boards and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

It was his third straight underwhelming performance, but to be fair to Lawson his team isn't exactly doing a lot to help him out. Lawson should be able to bounce back soon, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. He still might face a suspension from the league because of a DUI last week, so we will be sure to monitor that situation closely.
Feb 1 - 12:20 AM

Depth Charts

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