Ty Lawson will be donning blue and yellow for four more years as today he was the one that broke the news on twitter:There was a problem with the blakbirdpie shortcode
Yahoo! Sports reported the deal is worth $48 million over four years, which equated him to being the second highest paid Nugget after Andre Iguodala.
Lawson, 24 years old, has quietly through tenacity and George Karl’s system risen to be one of the top point guards in the league. He is a key component in Denver’s future and is the number one offensive option and a distributor as well.
It’s a great thing the two sides came to terms, as this could have weighed heavily on both sides and became an unneeded distraction. At the same time, he could have had an All-Star year and been maxed out by another team.
Assuming Andre Iguodala opts-in next season — and not including free agents/cap holds — Denver will be close to $70 million; although any amount of trades can happen before then to alleviate that financial burden (H/T Zach Lowe).
Last season, Lawson averaged 16.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 6.6 assists while playing 34.8 minutes. He led the Nuggets during the playoffs in points, 19.6, and assists, 6, and he also averaged 1.3 steals per game this season in addition to shooting 48.8% from the field.
Four more years of attacking the basket, dishing dimes, slicing up the defense and hitting from deep.