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Ty Lawson  PG  3
(Tywon Lawson)
Current Team: Denver Nuggets
Date Of Birth: Nov 3, 1987 (26 years old)
Birthplace: Clinton, Maryland (United States)
Nationality: United States
Height: 5-11 (180cm)      Weight: 195 (88kg)   
Current Agent: Happy David Walters
Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Denver Nuggets)
Free Agent: UFA-2017
 


Draft Entry: 2009 NBA Draft
Early Entry Info: 2008 Early Entrant (Withdrew), 2009 Early Entrant
Pre-Draft Team: North Carolina (Jr)
Draft Rights Trade: MIN to DEN, Jun 25, 2009
Draft Rights Renounced: N/A
High School: Oak Hill Academy [Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (United States)]
AAU Team: DC Blue Devils

NBA

4 Years Of ServiceAll Ty Lawson NBA Stats & Splits

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 DEN 65 8 20.3 3.1-6.0 .515 0.5-1.3 .410 1.6-2.2 .757 6.57 0.65 1.26 1.91 3.12 0.74 0.03 1.37 1.26 8.34
2010-2011 DEN 80 31 26.3 4.3-8.6 .503 0.9-2.1 .404 2.1-2.8 .764 9.55 0.84 1.77 2.61 4.71 1.00 0.05 1.66 1.71 11.66
2011-2012 DEN 61 61 34.8 6.1-12.6 .488 1.2-3.3 .365 2.9-3.5 .824 13.40 0.89 2.84 3.72 6.54 1.34 0.10 1.54 2.44 16.38
2012-2013 DEN 73 71 34.4 6.1-13.3 .461 1.2-3.2 .366 3.2-4.3 .756 12.25 0.49 2.22 2.71 6.85 1.47 0.11 1.85 2.49 16.66
2013-2014 DEN 62 61 35.9 5.6-13.0 .431 1.2-3.3 .356 5.2-6.5 .798 14.54 0.66 2.82 3.48 8.76 1.61 0.16 1.82 3.24 17.58
CAREER 341 232 30.1 5.0-10.6 .474 1.0-2.6 .375 3.0-3.8 .782 11.16 0.70 2.15 2.86 5.93 1.22 0.09 1.65 2.20 14.02

NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 DEN 65 8 1317.3 201-390 .515 34-83 .410 106-140 .757 427 42 82 124 203 48 2 89 82 542
2010-2011 DEN 80 31 2102.7 346-688 .503 69-171 .404 172-225 .764 764 67 142 209 377 80 4 133 137 933
2011-2012 DEN 61 61 2124.0 374-767 .488 73-200 .365 178-216 .824 818 54 173 227 399 82 6 94 149 999
2012-2013 DEN 73 71 2512.7 448-971 .461 85-232 .366 235-311 .756 894 36 162 198 500 107 8 135 182 1216
2013-2014 DEN 62 61 2223.6 347-805 .431 72-202 .356 324-406 .798 902 41 175 216 543 100 10 113 201 1090
CAREER 341 232 10280.3 1716-3621 .474 333-888 .375 1015-1298 .782 3804 240 734 974 2022 417 30 564 751 4780

NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2009-2010 DEN 65 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 2.48 0.59 0.36 42 23 0.646 2.82 0.85 3.67
2010-2011 DEN 80 31 4 0 0 0 0 0 .235 2.75 0.58 0.33 49 31 0.613 5.15 1.48 6.63
2011-2012 DEN 61 61 11 0 0 0 0 0 .324 2.68 0.55 0.28 36 25 0.590 5.77 1.24 7.01
2012-2013 DEN 73 71 9 0 0 0 0 0 .317 2.75 0.59 0.32 49 24 0.671 5.63 1.59 7.22
2013-2014 DEN 62 61 23 0 0 0 0 0 .369 2.70 0.50 0.50 29 33 0.468 5.08 1.26 6.34
CAREER 341 232 47 0 0 0 0 0 .218 2.69 0.56 0.36 205 136 0.601 22.72 6.36 29.07

NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2009-2010 DEN 65 8 .600 .559 3.68 7.15 5.42 24.56 15.37 1.85 .11 17.94 168.22 3.95 1.39 117.8 110.8 16.42
2010-2011 DEN 80 31 .593 .553 3.79 7.57 5.74 28.26 14.83 1.91 .14 19.56 167.09 5.24 1.36 118.3 110.0 18.00
2011-2012 DEN 61 61 .579 .535 3.06 9.26 6.24 29.95 14.74 1.96 .22 21.17 167.67 5.33 1.30 116.3 108.2 19.38
2012-2013 DEN 73 71 .549 .505 1.63 7.08 4.41 29.93 14.11 2.14 .25 22.19 158.34 5.81 1.25 113.5 109.1 18.12
2013-2014 DEN 62 61 .554 .476 2.04 8.45 5.29 37.43 16.97 2.20 .32 22.78 158.55 6.94 1.35 113.3 110.3 19.30
CAREER 341 232 .570 .520 2.62 7.99 5.31 29.21 15.19 1.99 .21 20.46 163.09 5.48 1.32 114.9 109.8 18.05

NBA TransactionsAll NBA Transactions | Denver Nuggets Transactions

Jun 25, 2009 - The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Ty Lawson in Round 1 with Pick 18 in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Jun 25, 2009 - The Denver Nuggets acquired the Draft Rights to Ty Lawson from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a trade.
Jul 14, 2009 - Ty Lawson signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets.
Oct 21, 2010 - The Denver Nuggets exercised their Team Option to extend the contract of Ty Lawson.
Jun 20, 2011 - The Denver Nuggets exercised their Team Option to extend the contract of Ty Lawson.
Oct 30, 2012 - Ty Lawson signed a rookie scale extension with the Denver Nuggets.

NBA Awards & HonorsSince the 1946-1947 season

Player Of The Week - 03/05/12, 03/04/13

NBA Playoff ExperienceAll Ty Lawson NBA Playoff Stats & Splits

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 DEN 6 0 19.6 2.5-5.8 .429 0.7-1.7 .400 2.2-3.2 .684 4.27 0.67 0.67 1.33 2.67 1.00 0.00 3.00 1.33 7.83
2010-2011 DEN 5 5 33.4 5.2-10.4 .500 1.0-2.2 .455 4.2-4.6 .913 11.88 1.40 2.00 3.40 3.80 1.00 0.20 1.80 1.20 15.60
2011-2012 DEN 7 7 34.6 8.0-15.6 .514 1.3-4.0 .321 1.7-2.7 .632 13.52 0.57 2.00 2.57 6.00 1.00 0.14 1.71 1.14 19.00
2012-2013 DEN 6 6 39.4 8.0-18.2 .440 0.7-3.5 .190 4.7-5.5 .848 14.77 0.83 2.50 3.33 8.00 1.67 0.00 2.17 2.17 21.33
CAREER 24 18 31.8 6.0-12.7 .475 0.9-2.9 .314 3.1-3.9 .787 11.18 0.83 1.79 2.62 5.21 1.17 0.08 2.17 1.46 16.08

NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 DEN 6 0 117.8 15-35 .429 4-10 .400 13-19 .684 26 4 4 8 16 6 0 18 8 47
2010-2011 DEN 5 5 166.8 26-52 .500 5-11 .455 21-23 .913 59 7 10 17 19 5 1 9 6 78
2011-2012 DEN 7 7 241.9 56-109 .514 9-28 .321 12-19 .632 95 4 14 18 42 7 1 12 8 133
2012-2013 DEN 6 6 236.2 48-109 .440 4-21 .190 28-33 .848 89 5 15 20 48 10 0 13 13 128
CAREER 24 18 762.7 145-305 .475 22-70 .314 74-94 .787 268 20 43 63 125 28 2 52 35 386

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2009-2010 DEN 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .138 2.00 0.75 0.54 2 4 0.333 0.13 0.01 0.15
2010-2011 DEN 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 3.17 0.83 0.44 1 4 0.200 0.58 0.06 0.63
2011-2012 DEN 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 5.25 0.88 0.17 3 4 0.429 0.97 0.01 0.98
2012-2013 DEN 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .430 3.69 0.77 0.30 2 4 0.333 0.60 0.05 0.64
CAREER 24 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 .307 3.57 0.80 0.31 8 16 0.333 2.14 0.13 2.28

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2009-2010 DEN 6 0 .542 .486 4.08 4.27 4.17 20.89 15.58 2.54 .00 19.31 151.28 2.12 1.34 109.2 116.2 12.79
2010-2011 DEN 5 5 .628 .548 4.68 6.66 5.67 21.76 8.81 1.55 .50 18.66 186.76 3.73 1.50 126.7 111.7 20.48
2011-2012 DEN 7 7 .567 .555 1.70 5.74 3.75 30.51 6.38 1.54 .29 22.78 146.68 8.15 1.22 123.6 111.6 24.23
2012-2013 DEN 6 6 .518 .459 2.26 8.28 4.97 35.59 9.52 2.10 .00 24.69 147.93 7.40 1.17 112.7 111.6 20.50
CAREER 24 18 .557 .511 2.87 6.46 4.63 28.61 9.18 1.88 .21 22.03 157.69 6.00 1.27 117.8 112.9 19.16

NBA Summer League ExperienceAll Ty Lawson NBA Summer League Stats & Splits

NBA Summer League Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 DEN 5 5 31.1 5.8-12.8 .453 1.2-2.4 .500 4.4-5.2 .846 10.45 1.20 2.80 4.00 3.80 1.20 0.00 2.60 2.20 17.20
2010-2011 DEN 5 5 25.3 5.4-9.2 .587 1.2-2.8 .429 4.4-5.2 .846 13.35 0.00 2.40 2.40 5.00 1.60 0.00 1.20 2.00 16.40
CAREER 10 10 28.2 5.6-11.0 .509 1.2-2.6 .462 4.4-5.2 .846 11.90 0.60 2.60 3.20 4.40 1.40 0.00 1.90 2.10 16.80

NBA Summer League Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 DEN 5 5 155.6 29-64 .453 6-12 .500 22-26 .846 52 6 14 20 19 6 0 13 11 86
2010-2011 DEN 5 5 126.5 27-46 .587 6-14 .429 22-26 .846 67 0 12 12 25 8 0 6 10 82
CAREER 10 10 282.1 56-110 .509 12-26 .462 44-52 .846 119 6 26 32 44 14 0 19 21 168

NBA Summer League Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2009-2010 DEN 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 1.73 0.55 0.41 4 1 0.800 0.63 0.17 0.81
2010-2011 DEN 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .359 2.50 0.80 0.57 4 1 0.800 1.03 0.27 1.30
CAREER 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 2.10 0.67 0.47 8 2 0.800 1.67 0.45 2.11

NBA Summer League Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2009-2010 DEN 5 5 .570 .500 4.07 8.87 6.55 19.86 12.73 1.82 .00 22.36 179.93 1.03 1.34 116.3 101.9 22.19
2010-2011 DEN 5 5 .714 .652 .00 11.10 5.63 38.64 14.83 2.96 .00 22.56 186.17 5.09 1.78 134.9 92.4 33.86
CAREER 10 10 .632 .564 2.39 9.85 6.22 27.60 13.65 2.33 .00 22.49 181.68 2.84 1.53 124.6 97.3 28.92

NBA Summer League Awards & Honors

All-Tournament First Team - 2010 NBA Summer League

NBA Preseason ExperienceAll Ty Lawson NBA Preseason Stats & Splits

NBA Preseason Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2010-2011 DEN 8 2 28.4 4.9-9.0 .542 1.9-3.5 .536 3.1-3.6 .862 11.92 1.25 1.12 2.38 5.38 0.75 0.50 1.38 2.75 14.75
2011-2012 DEN 1 1 25.1 6.0-11.0 .545 2.0-4.0 .500 7.0-9.0 .778 18.12 2.00 5.00 7.00 2.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 21.00
2012-2013 DEN 6 6 28.6 3.0-7.7 .391 0.5-1.2 .429 2.3-3.7 .636 6.67 0.33 1.50 1.83 5.67 1.17 0.00 1.00 2.83 8.83
2013-2014 DEN 7 7 25.6 3.7-7.4 .500 0.6-1.7 .333 1.4-2.7 .526 9.09 0.43 3.29 3.71 5.14 1.00 0.29 1.57 2.29 9.43
CAREER 22 16 27.4 4.0-8.2 .492 1.1-2.3 .471 2.5-3.6 .709 9.87 0.77 2.09 2.86 5.23 1.05 0.27 1.27 2.59 11.73

NBA Preseason Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2010-2011 DEN 8 2 226.9 39-72 .542 15-28 .536 25-29 .862 95 10 9 19 43 6 4 11 22 118
2011-2012 DEN 1 1 25.1 6-11 .545 2-4 .500 7-9 .778 18 2 5 7 2 3 0 0 2 21
2012-2013 DEN 6 6 171.4 18-46 .391 3-7 .429 14-22 .636 40 2 9 11 34 7 0 6 17 53
2013-2014 DEN 7 7 179.3 26-52 .500 4-12 .333 10-19 .526 64 3 23 26 36 7 2 11 16 66
CAREER 22 16 602.9 89-181 .492 24-51 .471 56-79 .709 217 17 46 63 115 23 6 28 57 258

NBA Preseason Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2010-2011 DEN 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 1.95 0.27 0.40 5 3 0.625 1.02 -0.08 0.95
2011-2012 DEN 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 1.00 1.50 0.82 1 0 1.000 0.18 0.03 0.21
2012-2013 DEN 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 2.00 0.41 0.48 3 3 0.500 0.06 0.03 0.09
2013-2014 DEN 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 2.25 0.44 0.37 2 5 0.286 0.23 0.22 0.45
CAREER 22 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 2.02 0.40 0.44 11 11 0.500 1.52 0.23 1.74

NBA Preseason Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2010-2011 DEN 8 2 .696 .646 5.46 4.31 4.85 33.23 20.61 1.30 1.39 20.27 193.94 2.87 1.64 125.7 111.9 25.16
2011-2012 DEN 1 1 .702 .636 7.79 19.09 13.49 10.44 11.79 5.34 .00 25.34 182.32 -2.31 1.91 134.3 96.2 38.90
2012-2013 DEN 6 6 .476 .424 1.21 6.10 3.52 31.25 23.39 2.05 .00 17.71 145.62 3.25 1.15 95.2 106.8 12.31
2013-2014 DEN 7 7 .547 .538 1.66 13.62 7.43 35.18 20.95 1.86 .84 17.66 135.96 4.29 1.27 100.7 96.9 17.88
CAREER 22 16 .598 .558 3.05 8.33 5.68 31.96 20.90 1.86 .77 18.97 167.12 3.16 1.43 110.9 104.8 20.26

NBA Training Camp Experience



College

North Carolina (2009)All Ty Lawson NCAA Stats & Splits

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Year Class School GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2006-2007 Fr North Carolina 38 31 25.7 3.7-7.4 .498 0.8-2.3 .356 2.0-2.9 .688 9.81 0.74 2.21 2.95 5.61 1.53 0.11 2.37 2.18 10.21
2007-2008 So North Carolina 32 29 25.3 4.4-8.5 .515 0.9-2.6 .361 3.0-3.6 .835 10.84 0.47 2.25 2.72 5.16 1.59 0.03 1.75 2.19 12.69
2008-2009 Jr North Carolina 35 35 29.9 5.3-9.8 .539 1.5-3.0 .491 4.8-6.0 .800 15.76 0.66 2.26 2.91 6.57 2.17 0.14 1.74 1.86 16.86
CAREER 105 95 27.0 4.4-8.6 .519 1.1-2.6 .409 3.2-4.1 .781 12.11 0.63 2.24 2.87 5.79 1.76 0.10 1.97 2.08 13.18

NCAA Season Stats - Totals

Year Class School GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2006-2007 Jr North Carolina 38 31 975.0 141-283 .498 31-87 .356 75-109 .688 373 28 84 112 213 58 4 90 83 388
2007-2008 Jr North Carolina 32 29 810.0 140-272 .515 30-83 .361 96-115 .835 347 15 72 87 165 51 1 56 70 406
2008-2009 Jr North Carolina 35 35 1048.0 185-343 .539 52-106 .491 168-210 .800 552 23 79 102 230 76 5 61 65 590
CAREER 105 95 2833.0 466-898 .519 113-276 .409 339-434 .781 1272 66 235 301 608 185 10 207 218 1384

NCAA Season Stats - Misc Stats

Year Class School GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2006-2007 Jr North Carolina 38 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 2.57 0.70 0.39 31 7 0.816 4.06 2.43 6.49
2007-2008 Jr North Carolina 32 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 .294 2.36 0.73 0.42 30 2 0.938 4.51 1.81 6.32
2008-2009 Jr North Carolina 35 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 .372 3.54 1.17 0.61 32 3 0.914 8.37 2.43 10.80
CAREER 105 95 4 0 0 0 0 0 .322 2.79 0.85 0.48 93 12 0.886 16.80 6.91 23.72

NCAA Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Year Class School GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2006-2007 Jr North Carolina 38 31 .586 .553 3.58 9.58 6.75 34.61 20.05 3.21 .40 19.61 154.26 5.56 1.37 119.0 93.9 19.88
2007-2008 Jr North Carolina 32 29 .629 .570 2.17 9.78 6.09 32.24 17.83 3.31 .12 21.52 171.09 4.34 1.49 126.9 96.3 22.45
2008-2009 Jr North Carolina 35 35 .678 .615 2.56 7.99 5.41 35.57 12.99 3.78 .44 21.35 182.99 7.28 1.72 140.4 95.4 27.82
CAREER 105 95 .635 .582 2.83 9.17 6.15 34.28 16.68 3.44 .34 20.82 170.95 5.80 1.54 129.5 95.0 23.56

NCAA Awards & Honors



International Leagues


International League Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2011-2012 ZAL 19 14 19.3 2.5-5.4 .471 0.4-1.3 .333 2.6-3.6 .710 5.14 0.58 1.68 2.26 1.84 0.95 0.00 1.89 1.37 8.21

International League Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM-A FG% 3PTM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2011-2012 ZAL 19 14 367.2 48-102 .471 8-24 .333 49-69 .710 98 11 32 43 35 18 0 36 26 156

International League Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2011-2012 ZAL 19 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 .153 1.35 0.69 0.68 10 9 0.526 0.78 0.35 1.13

International League Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2011-2012 ZAL 19 14 .589 .510 4.11 10.25 7.42 16.42 16.42 2.65 .00 20.39 151.41 -0.72 1.53 112.8 108.9 15.88


Prep/High School

Oak Hill Academy [Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (United States)]

High School Special Event Stats

Year Event GP Min FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3PT% FTM-A FT% Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2006 McDonalds All-American 1 19:00 2-7 .286 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 3 5 1 0 2 3 4
2006 Jordan Classic 1 13:00 2-7 .286 1-5 .200 4-4 1.000 1 4 1 0 1 1 9
2006 Nike Hoop Summit 1 23:00 4-6 .667 1-3 .333 8-8 1.000 2 6 2 0 3 1 17

Prep/High School Awards & Honors



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Oct 28, 2013 - Ty Lawson Expected To Miss Nuggets' Season Opener (Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post)
Ty Lawson is expected to miss the Nuggets' season opener at the Kings because of a groin injury.