Ty Lawson was one member of the draft class of 2009 contract where a contract extension was thought to be a lock. The two sides were talking and the assumption around the league has been that the Nuggets would not let the speedy young point guard that seems born to run George Karl’s offense go.
Or… maybe not. Interesting tweet from Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.
I’m hearing that extension talks between Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets have stalled. The two sides have until Oct. 31 to reach agreement.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) October 28, 2012
Previous reports were that the Nuggets had offered four years, $44 million as an extension. Which seems a fair price and I can’t imagine the two sides are all that far off. So most likely this is one side (player or team) trying to put pressure on the debate by leaking that things have slowed.
The Nuggets are a team willing to pay JaVale McGee $10 million this season, you have to think they will pony up for Lawson. So long as Lawson isn’t being unreasonable.
If no deal is reached by the Halloween deadline, Lawson becomes a restricted free agent next summer. Then we’ll see what the real market for him is.