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Ty Lawson | Guard

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: North Carolina
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Ty Lawson will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday due to a sprained ankle.
He missed the last six games of the season after an injury on Apr. 4. Lawson is one of the fastest players in the NBA, but he does have his share of injuries. If not for his durability concerns, he'd be a top-15 pick in fantasy leagues. Aaron Brooks gets another start tonight. Apr 16 - 9:21 PM

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Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Tuesday night.

He didn't even travel and that makes him almost a lock to be out for the season. Aaron Brooks has seen tremendous opportunity in the starting lineup and has been filling up the stat sheet, but he hasn't shot the ball well. In all likelihood, Lawson's season will finish with averages of 17.6 points, 3.5 boards, 8.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 triples. He'll still be a high pick in fantasy drafts next year despite some injury woes in the second half.
Apr 14 - 4:39 PM

Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play vs. the Warriors on Thursday.

He is basically out for the season and the Nuggets have not updated him at all through the course of the day. Aaron Brooks is as must-start as it gets.
Apr 10 - 10:24 PM

Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw is "fairly confident" that Lawson will return this season, but with four games remaining after Wednesday it will soon be a moot point. Aaron Brooks blew up vs. the Rockets on Sunday and he's a must-start player with Lawson out.
Apr 9 - 1:59 PM

Ty Lawson (ankle) is expected to miss his second consecutive game on Wednesday.

"He's doing better but still not well enough ... I don't think he's close to getting back on the court," said coach Brian Shaw, who previously stated that it's "really not a big deal" if Lawson rests for the remaining five games of the Nuggets' season. This leaves Aaron Brooks with a clear path to value down the stretch, and the red-hot PG belongs in active fantasy lineups until further notice.
Apr 8 - 4:25 PM

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said recently that it's "really not a big deal" if Ty Lawson (sprained left ankle) doesn't play again this season.

Lawson is officially day-to-day but Shaw's quotes are rather bleak. "If he can come back and he feels strong enough to come back and it's not going to do any further damage, then I want him to come back," he said. "But if he can't, it's really not a big deal. I think the most important thing is his health going forward." It's a reasonable stance with five games left on the schedule, and owners should consider Lawson doubtful until a more positive update surfaces. Aaron Brooks will look to continue his terrific run as a starter vs. Houston on Wednesday.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 8 - 3:06 PM

Ty Lawson will not play against the Rockets on Sunday night due to a sprained ankle.

He was walking gingerly while not wearing a walking boot at the arena on Sunday. Coach Brian Shaw said Lawson will not be rushed back, which certainly spells trouble for his outlook the rest of the way. Considering Lawson's injury history, we'd probably bet on him missing multiple games, so fantasy owners in weekly leagues have to bench him this week. Aaron Brooks becomes a must-own player while Randy Foye and Evan Fournier should see more run.
Apr 6 - 6:11 PM

Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Sunday, according to Rockets' play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman.

Since this report comes from the Rocket side of things, it should not quite be treated as gospel just yet. We'll throw another update as the game gets closer to tip time, but Lawson was in a walking boot on Friday and he could miss multiple games. Aaron Brooks will be a must-start player against his former team while Randy Foye and Evan Fournier also get boosts.
Apr 6 - 3:05 PM

Ty Lawson (left ankle sprain) was wearing a walking boot following Friday's game.

"It’s a normal sprain, but this is probably the worst one I’ve had," Lawson said. It sounds like he's going to miss Sunday's game vs. the Rockets, which would move Aaron Brooks into the starting lineup and give Evan Fournier more minutes. As for Lawson's fantasy owners, the best course of action is to probably wait for another update before Sunday's shootaround.
Apr 4 - 10:58 PM

Ty Lawson suffered a left ankle sprain and did not return on Friday, finishing with 16 points, one board, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 32 minutes.

X-rays were negative and no timetable has been given just yet. He came off the bench tonight because he was late to a morning meeting, but that wasn't going to affect his playing time. Lawson went to the locker room with his ankle sprain and the team should update his status on Saturday. Aaron Brooks looks like a must-add player right now.
Apr 4 - 10:03 PM

Updating a previous item, Ty Lawson will come off the bench for missing the start of a team meeting and Aaron Brooks will start.

Beat writer Chris Dempsey says Lawson will "for sure" play tonight, so this punishment shouldn't really affect Lawson's bottom line in a tough matchup. His fantasy owners should keep him in their lineup and those who were going to start Brooks can just see this news as an added bonus.
Apr 4 - 6:25 PM

Ty Lawson will not start Friday's game vs. Memphis for missing a morning team meeting.

There is no word as to how much time Lawson will miss or if he's even going to play. Unless he did something really bad on top of missing the meeting, the Nuggets almost have to play him because they are so shorthanded. Aaron Brooks will start and is worth using in most fantasy leagues even before this news hit.
Apr 4 - 5:54 PM

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw expressed in a recent interview that he wants Ty Lawson to stay aggressive.

"When he comes out aggressive and gets us scoring from the start, it's infectious to our team," said Shaw. "The last couple of games he hasn't been aggressive... I just have to keep working with him on to try to understand that everybody is looking at him." While the Nuggets are having a rather unspectacular season, Lawson has put together career-best numbers averaging 17.8 points, and 8.8 assists. Look for him to get things going again vs. Memphis on Monday.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 30 - 11:09 AM

Ty Lawson scored just seven points vs. the Spurs on Wednesday with four boards, seven assists and one steal in 35 minutes during a 108-103 loss.

He shot just 2-of-8 from the field in his second-lowest scoring game of 2014. Lawson has at least seven dimes in four consecutive games, adding averages of 14.5 points, 3.0 boards, 1.8 steals and 1.3 triples. He'll get a chance to redeem himself against the Spurs on Friday.
Mar 27 - 1:52 AM

Ty Lawson scored 25 points on 5-of-11 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 13-of-16 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists and two steals in the Nuggets' blowout loss to the Thunder on Monday.

Owners can only sit back and hope that one of his many ailments doesn't get him shut down, because he's otherwise been on fire when on the court. Randy Foye hit just 4-of-14 shots for 11 points but did have three 3-pointers, four assists and a steal in the loss.
Mar 25 - 1:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Aaron Brooks
3Nate Robinson
SG1Randy Foye
2Evan Fournier
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Anthony Randolph
4Jan Vesely
C1Timofey Mozgov
2J.J. Hickson
3JaVale McGee