Eye On Basketball released their number 49-40 players on their Elite 100 list and coming in at #41.
Ty Lawson is one of the most underrated and over-looked point guards in the game. His stats have climbed every year in the NBA and last season he had his best year to date racking in 16.4 points, 6.6 assists, 1.3 steals per game.
Want to know why Denver is so successful post Melo? Lawson.
He is easily one of the fastest point guards in the league, when aggressive, he’s unstoppable; he can slice up defense like swiss cheese.
Lawson, like Lowry, is clearly a member of the All-Underrated point guards club. He’s one of the absolute fastest point guards in the league, and his ability to get to the rim was a huge reason for Denver’s offensive success. A pleasantly surprising development last season was Lawson’s ability to play off-ball as a scorer with Andre Miller in a dual point-guard lineup. Lawson’s perimeter shooting was on full display against the Lakers and was a huge reason Denver pushed the Lakers to seven games.
This season, Lawson needs to make the leap to outright superstar, and that’s going to be tricky with his size. The question will be who helps who more, Lawson helping Andre Iguodala or Iguodala helping Lawson. Either way, Lawson will remain a blur offensively with some badgering ability on-ball defensively and great instincts, a true gem for the Nuggets.
Matt Moore brings up another fine point, Lawson’s three-point shooting was on full display and that’s another arsenal he has to use against teams.
Another key with Lawson, he’s began to step into his role of taking “the” shot and not just deferring; once he cuts the defense and gets to the basket, it’s game over.