It has been a rough past few seasons for Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, with a whole lot of losing mixed in with some off-the-court transgressions. Lawson didn’t get along with former head coach Brian Shaw, and recently, the point guard expressed his desire to play for the Dallas Mavericks in a now-deleted Instagram message that read “I wish” in response to a Mavericks fan who asked him about coming to play for Dallas.
All of this hasn’t endeared Lawson to the Nuggets’ organization, and Denver could very well part ways with its point guard, according to Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post. There had been reports at the trade deadline that the Nuggets were considering trading Lawson, and that fact appears to be as true as ever now.
Lawson has about $25.6 million left on his contract over the next two years, which isn’t bad at all considering his age and talent level. Even during a troubled season, the 27-year-old averaged 15.2 points and 9.6 assists on the year. His efficiency may have been down, but the assist number is impressive.
Of course, the Nuggets aren’t going to just trade Lawson for scraps. It’ll take the right deal to come along for Denver to pull the trigger. Some of Lawson’s past issues may scare teams away from offering a lot, but perhaps a team is willing to take a chance on him given the fact that he’s just 27, is very talented and has an affordable contract.