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Ty Lawson

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2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

9.9

REB

2.6

AST

4.8

STL

1.1

BLK

0.1

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195 lbs   DOB: 11/3/1987  College: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #18 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ty Lawson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association in August of 2017.

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Ty Lawson NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 65 20.3 8.3 1.9 3.1 0.7 0.0 0.5 51.5 75.7 1.3 0.6 1.3 1.3 41.0 3.1 6.0 1.6 2.2
2010-11 22 DEN 80 26.3 11.7 2.6 4.7 1.0 0.1 0.9 50.3 76.4 1.7 0.8 1.8 2.1 40.4 4.3 8.6 2.2 2.8
2011-12 23 DEN 61 34.8 16.4 3.7 6.6 1.3 0.1 1.2 48.8 82.4 2.4 0.9 2.8 3.3 36.5 6.1 12.6 2.9 3.5
2012-13 24 DEN 73 34.4 16.7 2.7 6.9 1.5 0.1 1.2 46.1 75.6 2.5 0.5 2.2 3.2 36.6 6.1 13.3 3.2 4.3
2013-14 25 DEN 62 35.8 17.6 3.5 8.8 1.6 0.2 1.2 43.1 79.8 3.2 0.6 2.8 3.3 35.6 5.6 13.0 5.2 6.5
2014-15 26 DEN 75 35.5 15.2 3.1 9.6 1.2 0.1 0.9 43.6 73.0 2.5 0.6 2.6 2.7 34.1 5.4 12.3 3.5 4.8
2015-16 27 HOU 53 22.2 5.8 1.7 3.4 0.8 0.1 0.6 38.7 70.0 1.5 0.4 1.3 1.8 33.0 2.1 5.4 1.1 1.5
2015-16 27 IND 13 18.1 4.9 2.4 4.4 0.8 0.1 0.4 41.8 50.0 1.0 0.5 1.9 1.1 35.7 2.2 5.2 0.2 0.5
2015-16 27 HOU/IND 66 21.4 5.7 1.8 3.6 0.8 0.1 0.5 39.3 68.6 1.4 0.4 1.4 1.6 33.3 2.1 5.4 0.9 1.3
2016-17 28 SAC 69 25.1 9.9 2.6 4.8 1.1 0.1 0.5 45.4 79.7 1.9 0.6 2.0 1.7 28.8 3.4 7.6 2.5 3.1
2016-17 Projections 29 SAC 71 21.7 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Ty Lawson

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2016-17 NBA Game Log   Ty Lawson
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the stat averages.
Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 12 @LAC 115-95 Did Not Play
Apr 11 PHO 129-104 31 22 10 12 1 0 3 6 10 9 10 1 1 1 9 3
Apr 9 HOU 128-135 28 20 2 11 1 0 2 7 12 6 6 0 1 0 2 1
Apr 7 @LAL 98-94 Did Not Play
Apr 4 DAL 98-87 Did Not Play
Apr 1 @MIN 117-123 25 21 2 11 1 0 1 5 8 11 14 0 1 0 2 3
Mar 31 @NOP 117-89 Did Not Play
Mar 29 UTA 82-112 20 11 1 3 1 0 3 4 5 3 4 0 1 0 1 1
Mar 27 MEM 91-90 19 10 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 6 10 0 0 0 1 1
Mar 26 @LAC 97-98 Did Not Play
Mar 24 @GSW 114-100 24 20 0 2 1 0 2 8 9 2 4 2 2 0 0 2
Mar 22 MIL 98-116 Did Not Play
Mar 19 @SAS 118-102 21 7 2 6 2 1 1 3 8 1 1 0 1 0 2 2
Mar 18 @OKC 110-94 22 8 1 6 0 0 1 3 6 2 5 0 1 1 0 2
Mar 15 @PHO 101-107 26 11 3 6 0 0 4 2 7 7 8 0 0 1 2 0
Mar 13 ORL 120-115 Did Not Play
Mar 11 DEN 92-105 24 6 4 3 1 0 1 3 8 0 0 0 2 1 3 6
Mar 10 WAS 122-130 20 8 0 6 2 0 2 2 5 4 4 0 1 0 0 3
Mar 8 @SAS 114-104 24 8 1 3 0 0 1 3 7 2 2 0 1 0 1 1
Mar 6 @DEN 108-96 34 13 2 6 4 0 0 2 8 8 10 1 3 1 1 1
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Mar 5 UTA 109-110 37 19 4 5 0 0 3 7 13 4 5 1 3 0 4 5
Mar 1 BKN 100-109 32 15 3 9 0 0 4 7 11 0 0 1 2 1 2 5
Feb 27 MIN 88-102 35 11 1 9 2 0 3 5 13 1 1 0 2 0 1 2
Feb 25 CHA 85-99 23 4 4 2 0 0 2 1 5 1 2 1 2 2 2 3
Feb 23 DEN 116-100 31 8 4 6 2 0 2 4 10 0 0 0 1 3 1 3
Feb 15 @GSW 109-86 Did Not Play
Feb 14 @LAL 96-97 Did Not Play
Feb 12 NOP 105-99 Did Not Play
Feb 10 ATL 108-107 Did Not Play
Feb 8 BOS 108-92 14 6 2 4 1 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Feb 6 CHI 107-112 35 22 4 7 0 1 3 8 13 4 4 2 4 1 3 2
Feb 4 GSW 109-106 20 7 1 4 2 0 4 3 7 0 0 1 3 0 1 2
Feb 3 PHO 103-105 28 18 5 3 2 0 2 7 10 4 4 0 1 2 3 2
Jan 31 @HOU 105-83 12 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
Jan 30 @PHI 122-119 27 4 3 11 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 2
Jan 28 @CHA 106-109 32 5 0 9 1 0 2 2 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
Jan 27 @IND 115-111 23 16 2 6 1 0 2 3 7 8 8 2 3 1 1 1
Jan 25 @CLE 112-116 17 5 1 4 1 0 1 2 6 1 1 0 2 0 1 1
Jan 23 @DET 104-109 23 19 3 6 1 0 0 7 11 4 4 1 2 2 1 2
Jan 21 @CHI 102-99 23 8 3 6 1 0 3 2 7 4 5 0 0 1 2 2
Jan 20 @MEM 107-91 23 13 4 5 1 0 1 4 10 5 7 0 2 0 4 1
Jan 18 IND 100-106 Did Not Play
Jan 15 OKC 118-122 21 4 1 4 1 0 1 0 3 4 4 0 2 0 1 1
Jan 13 CLE 108-120 26 17 4 4 0 0 3 7 10 3 4 0 1 0 4 2
Jan 10 DET 100-94 24 8 1 2 0 0 4 2 9 3 4 1 2 0 1 1
Jan 8 GSW 106-117 22 15 2 3 0 0 1 4 8 7 8 0 1 0 2 1
Jan 6 LAC 98-106 37 17 4 6 1 0 2 6 12 5 6 0 3 0 4 1
Jan 4 MIA 102-107 29 15 0 6 1 0 4 7 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Jan 3 @DEN 113-120 Did Not Play
Dec 31 MEM 98-112 10 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 2
Dec 28 @POR 102-89 29 8 1 1 1 0 1 2 8 3 4 1 4 1 0 1
Dec 26 PHI 102-100 20 12 4 4 2 0 3 4 8 4 4 0 2 3 1 3
Dec 23 @MIN 105-109 28 15 3 4 2 0 1 5 11 3 4 2 3 0 3 1
Dec 21 @UTA 93-94 26 19 5 1 1 0 1 7 11 5 8 0 1 0 5 2
Dec 20 POR 126-121 29 16 2 8 1 0 0 6 8 4 4 0 1 0 2 1
Dec 18 @DAL 99-79 29 10 2 3 1 0 2 4 9 0 0 2 4 0 2 1
Dec 16 @MEM 92-96 22 6 3 1 0 0 2 2 5 1 2 1 2 0 3 1
Dec 14 @HOU 132-98 24 8 0 7 3 0 3 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Dec 12 LAL 116-92 26 8 6 5 4 0 4 3 8 2 2 0 3 2 4 2
Dec 10 @UTA 104-84 17 5 1 3 0 1 3 2 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
Dec 9 NYK 100-103 18 4 3 6 0 0 1 1 5 2 3 0 2 0 3 1
Dec 7 @DAL 89-120 21 6 2 1 2 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Dec 4 @NYK 106-98 9 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dec 2 @BOS 97-92 21 8 3 4 1 1 2 3 8 2 2 0 2 3 0 1
Nov 28 @WAS 101-95 24 12 0 3 3 0 4 5 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 27 @BKN 105-122 22 13 4 4 1 0 2 5 10 2 2 1 2 1 3 1
Nov 25 HOU 104-117 24 12 4 3 0 0 2 3 6 5 6 1 1 2 2 2
Nov 23 OKC 116-101 21 8 4 4 1 0 2 3 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 3
Nov 20 TOR 102-99 27 5 1 5 2 0 1 2 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 2
Nov 18 LAC 115-121 36 18 7 8 1 0 2 7 11 2 2 2 3 1 6 1
Nov 16 SAS 105-110 20 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Nov 11 @POR 122-120 15 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Nov 10 LAL 91-101 25 11 1 1 2 0 3 4 6 1 2 2 3 0 1 4
Nov 8 NOP 102-94 21 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
Nov 6 @TOR 91-96 36 5 2 11 0 0 1 0 6 5 6 0 1 0 2 2
Nov 5 @MIL 117-91 20 1 2 6 0 0 2 0 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 2
Nov 3 @ORL 102-94 35 11 7 5 0 0 2 5 9 0 2 1 2 3 4 1
Nov 1 @MIA 108-96 37 2 5 4 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 5 3
Oct 31 @ATL 106-95 23 8 2 6 3 0 1 3 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 3
Oct 29 MIN 106-103 34 8 1 5 3 0 2 3 10 0 0 2 5 0 1 2
Oct 27 SAS 94-102 36 7 4 9 1 0 1 3 7 1 2 0 2 1 3 1
Oct 26 @PHO 94-113 36 9 6 7 2 1 2 3 9 2 2 1 4 3 3 2

Ty Lawson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

55.1%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Ty Lawson has a true shooting percentage of 55.1%.

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Ty Lawson NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 65 36.0 14.8 3.4 5.5 1.3 0.1 0.9 51.5 75.7 2.2 1.1 2.2 2.3 41.0 5.5 10.6 2.9 3.8
2010-11 22 DEN 80 36.0 16.0 3.6 6.5 1.4 0.1 1.2 50.3 76.4 2.3 1.1 2.4 2.9 40.4 5.9 11.8 2.9 3.9
2011-12 23 DEN 61 36.0 16.9 3.8 6.8 1.4 0.1 1.2 48.8 82.4 2.5 0.9 2.9 3.4 36.5 6.3 13.0 3.0 3.7
2012-13 24 DEN 73 36.0 17.4 2.8 7.2 1.5 0.1 1.2 46.1 75.6 2.6 0.5 2.3 3.3 36.6 6.4 13.9 3.4 4.5
2013-14 25 DEN 62 36.0 17.7 3.5 8.8 1.6 0.2 1.2 43.1 79.8 3.2 0.6 2.8 3.3 35.6 5.6 13.1 5.2 6.6
2014-15 26 DEN 75 36.0 15.4 3.2 9.7 1.2 0.1 0.9 43.6 73.0 2.5 0.6 2.6 2.8 34.1 5.5 12.5 3.6 4.9
2015-16 27 HOU 53 36.0 9.5 2.7 5.5 1.3 0.2 0.9 38.7 70.0 2.5 0.6 2.1 2.9 33.0 3.4 8.8 1.7 2.4
2015-16 27 IND 13 36.0 9.8 4.7 8.7 1.5 0.2 0.8 41.8 50.0 2.0 0.9 3.8 2.1 35.7 4.3 10.3 0.5 0.9
2015-16 27 HOU/IND 66 36.0 9.5 3.1 6.0 1.4 0.2 0.9 39.3 68.6 2.4 0.7 2.4 2.8 33.3 3.5 9.0 1.5 2.2
2016-17 28 SAC 69 36.0 14.2 3.7 6.9 1.5 0.1 0.7 45.4 79.7 2.7 0.9 2.8 2.5 28.8 4.9 10.8 3.6 4.5
2016-17 Projections 29 SAC 71 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Ty Lawson

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Ty Lawson NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 65 1319 542 124 203 48 2 34 51.5 75.7 82 42 82 83 41.0 201 390 106 140
2010-11 22 DEN 80 2103 933 209 377 80 4 69 50.3 76.4 137 67 142 171 40.4 346 688 172 225
2011-12 23 DEN 61 2124 999 227 401 82 6 73 48.8 82.4 149 54 173 200 36.5 374 767 178 216
2012-13 24 DEN 73 2513 1216 198 501 107 8 85 46.1 75.6 182 36 162 232 36.6 448 971 235 311
2013-14 25 DEN 62 2222 1090 215 543 100 10 72 43.1 79.8 200 40 175 202 35.6 347 806 324 406
2014-15 26 DEN 75 2665 1143 234 720 92 9 70 43.6 73.0 185 42 192 205 34.1 404 926 265 363
2015-16 27 HOU 53 1176 309 89 180 43 6 31 38.7 70.0 82 20 69 94 33.0 111 287 56 80
2015-16 27 IND 13 235 64 31 57 10 1 5 41.8 50.0 13 6 25 14 35.7 28 67 3 6
2015-16 27 HOU/IND 66 1411 373 120 237 53 7 36 39.3 68.6 95 26 94 108 33.3 139 354 59 86
2016-17 28 SAC 69 1732 681 180 334 74 6 34 45.4 79.7 129 44 136 118 28.8 237 522 173 217
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Ty Lawson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 21 65 20.3 60.0 55.9 27.6 11.1 2.5 9.4
2010-11 22 DEN 80 26.3 59.3 55.3 29.0 10.5 2.8 13.4
2011-12 23 DEN 61 34.8 57.9 53.5 28.4 10.6 2.7 18.6
2012-13 24 DEN 73 34.4 54.9 50.5 28.0 10.2 2.8 17.1
2013-14 25 DEN 62 35.8 55.4 47.5 31.4 11.6 2.7 19.6
2014-15 26 DEN 75 35.5 52.6 47.4 36.2 9.3 3.9 18.6
2015-16 27 HOU 53 22.2 48.0 44.1 30.8 14.0 2.2 6.5
2015-16 27 IND 13 18.1 46.0 45.5 40.8 9.3 4.4 8.3
2015-16 27 HOU/IND 66 21.4 47.6 44.4 32.7 13.1 2.5 6.9
2016-17 28 SAC 69 25.1 55.1 48.7 30.9 11.9 2.6 11.8
2016-17 Projections 29 SAC 71 21.7 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Ty Lawson

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Ty Lawson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Updating a previous report, Lawson announced on his personal Twitter account that he hasn't signed with the Shanxi Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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Lawson has agreed to a contract with the Shanxi Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association, international writer David Pick reports.

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Lawson will be rested for the Kings' final game of the season Wednesday against the Clippers, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Lawson registered 22 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 9-10 FT), 12 assists, 11 rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in a 129-104 win over the Suns on Tuesday.

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Lawson started at point guard and finished with 20 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 11 assists, two rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes during Sunday's 135-128 loss to the Rockets.

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Lawson will draw the start in Sunday's tilt against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Lawson will sit out Friday's game against the Lakers for rest purposes, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento (KXTV) reports.

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Lawson will sit out Tuesday's game against the Mavericks for rest purposes, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento (KXTV) reports.

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Lawson recorded 21 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 11-14 FT), 11 assists, two rebounds and one steal across 25 minutes during a 123-117 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday.

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Lawson will be held out of Friday's game against the Pelicans for rest purposes, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Lawson (quad) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.

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Lawson is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz with quad tendinitis, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

There was no outlook written for Ty Lawson.

2015-16

The newly-acquired Lawson averaged 15.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 9.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 36 minutes per game through 75 games for the Nuggets last season. The six-year veteran shot 44 percent from the field and 24 percent from the three-point line. Following a contentious season that saw Lawson distance himself from the team at the same time that he was dealing with personal issues which led to him getting two DUIs in a six month period, the point guard with the second most assists per game last season (behind only Chris Paul) was traded to the Rockets for a pile of kindling. Patrick Beverley is the incumbent starting point guard on the Rockets, but it's hard to imagine coach Kevin McHale putting an All-Star-caliber player like Lawson on the bench when he's a proven facilitator and scorer. Whatever Lawson gives up on defense to Beverley is generally made up on the offensive end. For fantasy purposes, it's important to acknowledge that Lawson will get a lot fewer touches on the Rockets playing next to James Harden and Dwight Howard, but it also means that he'll have a golf course to play on with all the spacing Howard and Harden are going to give him. Don't sleep on Lawson this season because of the negative press that is often too shallow to understand that personal and professional problems often overlap. He wasn't happy in Denver, and he still dropped it like it was hot last season. Imagine what he can do if he's happy.

2014-15

Lawson enjoyed arguably his best NBA season in 2013-14, setting career-highs with 17.6 points, 8.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game to go with 3.5 rebounds. While his counting stats showed improvement, he turned in the lowest shooting percentages of his career – both from the field (43%) and from three (36%). Lawson appeared in 62 games, missing a chunk of time in February with a rib injury and the final six games of the season with an ankle issue. Looking toward 2014-15, there's no reason to believe the 26-year-old will slow down. While he's ranked among the league leaders in minutes played over the past three years, he's been one of the NBA's most consistent producers at the point guard spot. With Arron Afflalo returning to Denver and Danilo Gallinari and JaVale McGee expected back from injury, the Nuggets should return to playoff contention, and Lawson could be poised for an even better 2014-15 season with an upgraded supporting cast.

2013-14

Lawson has made steady improvement in each year of his NBA career and has posted new career highs in points, assists and steals in four straight seasons. He was particularly effective in the second half of the 2012-13 season, averaging just under 19 points per game and shooting 50 percent from the floor, helping to carry a team decimated by injuries into the playoffs. Still just 25 years old, Lawson has room for continued improvement and could be aided by the arrival of new coach Brian Shaw, who was instrumental to the development of players like Paul George as an assistant with the Pacers. One note of caution – Lawson and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic disturbance in August, a situation that could lead to league discipline and one that may not be resolved in time for training camp.

2012-13

Lawson flourished in his first season as a full-time starter, posting career-highs in nearly all per game categories. Thanks to a bump in playing time of about 8.5 minutes per game, Lawson attempted four more shots per game, allowing his scoring to rise nearly five points per game from the season before. He showed even more scoring savvy in the playoffs, averaging 19 points on 51.4 percent shooting in the first-round series loss to the Lakers. The 24-year-old enters his fourth NBA season with even higher expectations, as he’ll have a bevy of options at his disposal to potentially increase his assist numbers. He’ll enjoy a full season playing alongside Wilson Chandler (signed midseason following a stint in China), JaVale McGee (acquired in a mid-season trade with Washington), and most notably, Andre Iguodala (acquired from the 76ers in the four-team Dwight Howard trade). Lawson will undoubtedly be an integral part of a high-octane Nuggets offense that should be the league’s highest scoring team.

2011-12

Lawson took over as Denver’s starting point guard after Chauncey Billups was traded to New York. He thrived in the role, averaging just under 15 points and seven assists in 31 games, but was held back to some extent by the presence of Raymond Felton, who came over from the Knicks in the Billups trade and who was eager to take back a starting job. General manager Masai Ujiri solved that problem in the offseason, dealing Lawson to the Trail Blazers and bringing back Andre Miller, a past-his-prime but still effective point guard who should, theoretically, be more willing to serve as a backup. It’s unclear if Miller will be happy with that arrangement – he was decidedly unhappy when asked to come off the bench in Portland – but with just a year remaining on his contract, he won’t be in a position to challenge Lawson’s first-team status.

2010-11

Lawson will be the club’s No. 2 point guard heading into 2010-11 and for good reason. He quickly showed himself to be far better than original backup Anthony Carter last year, especially over the latter half of the season when he averaged 10.0 ppg, 3.2 apg, 1.8 rpg, 0.7 spg and only 1.3 topg in 20 minutes a night. While he was inexplicably shelved during the playoffs last year by interim head coach Adrian Dantley, George Karl is back in charge now, and he loves the North Carolina speedster. We expect similar numbers as he backs up Billups, but that could all change if Anthony gets shipped.

2009-10

Lawson comes in with big expectations and a chance to learn from two good veterans (Billups and Carter). How fast he learns and whether or not Karl relaxes his usual disdain for rookies will dictate just how involved gets. Our money is on Lawson making a big splash and ultimately passing an aging Carter on the depth chart sometime after the all-star break.