The Denver Nuggets signed another young member of their core to an extension, agreeing to a four-year deal with Ty Lawson.
The Nuggets also have Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and JaVale McGee are also on long-term deals.
"(Team executives) Masai (Ujiri) and Josh (Kroenke) do a great job of taking care of our young guys," Karl said. "I just think Ty is one of the up-and-coming point guards in our league, and he's our motor. The way we play, we need a point guard who can make decisions and get in the paint as much as possible.
"Now he can focus on the season and try to be an all-star point guard."