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Mike Conley: 14.6 PPG, 6.1 APG, 2.8 RPG, 2.2 SPG Ty Lawson: 16.7 PPG, 6.9 APG, 2.7 RPG, 1.5 SPG         In this battle of up and coming point guards, the similarities are remarkably vast. The stat lines are as close to identical as you will find. The Denver Nuggets have their franchise point guard in Ty Lawson, a small but lightning quick player with the ability to create off the dribble and knock down the open shot. The Memphis Grizzlies have their own franchise point guard in Mike Conley, a slightly more experience player that has really come into his own. Conley is a pass first guard, but has shown flashes of being a scoring threat. So if you had your choice between the two, who would you choose to run your point? Breaking it down a little further, Ty Lawson is a 5’11” guard who has finished his 4th year in the league with the Nuggets. He has improved each season while slowly taking over as a key piece to the young team. He handles the ball extremely well, with his assist to turnover ratio being close to 3/1. Lawson has become a scoring threat as well, knocking down 37% from behind the ark. One of his greatest assets is his quickness that has become one of the main reasons why the Nuggets score so much and play at such a fast rate. He has a special ability to push the tempo while not causing it to create unnecessary turnovers. The one downside to his game is his size that causes some defensive issues. With many big point guards today, he can get mismatched, but he can definitely hold his own. Looking at Mike Conley, we see a 6 year player standing 6’1” who handles the point guard duties for the Grizzlies who are a very polar opposite to the Nuggets. Conley has been pretty consistent through his years, but has developed into a core player for Memphis. He does an excellent job at controlling the flow of the game for a team that runs a lot of sets for their big men. Conley knocks down 36% of his threes, and an extremely efficient 60% within the basket area. He like Lawson is close to a 3/1 assist to turnover ratio, and takes the ball away 2.2 times a game which is very impressive. He does struggle on defense, especially with stronger point guard as he is not as strong as many others at the position. Overall though, he has developed into a very reliable guard who knows how to control a team. Which way does this take you? Who would be the better choice to run your team ? Both guards are very solid options and very reliable. The deciding factor may be how fast paced you prefer your team to be. As much as I like working the ball inside and slowing down the game a little, I have to go with Ty Lawson in this contest. The reason for this is upside. Conley has shown through 6 years to be very consistent, while Lawson in 4 has continued to improve. I would have no problem having Conley as my guard, but in my mind Lawson has the most potential between the two. The post Mike Conley or Ty Lawson? appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.

Report: Denver Nuggets, Timofey Mozgov negotiating multi-year contract

While Andre Iguodala’s future with the Denver Nuggets is in limbo, the franchise is still very active in other contract negotiations and in a report by RealGM, Denver’s backup center, Timofey Mozgov and the team are in contract negotiations. Free agent center Timofey Mozgov is in negotiations with the Denver Nuggets on a multi-year contract to re-sign [...]The post Report:...

Timofey Mozgov, Nuggets Negotiating Multi-Year Contract

Free agent center Timofey Mozgov is in negotiations with the Denver Nuggets on a multi-year contract to re-sign with the franchise, a league source told RealGM. Ever since making changes within the organization, the Nuggets have become more interested in re-signing Mozgov, trading away Kosta Koufos on draft night. Mozgov has already received a qualifying offer from the Nuggets, but...

Report: Denver Nuggets’ Andre Iguodala to meet with Pelicans, Kings, Warriors, Pistons, Hawks, Nuggets

While most of the free agency buzz is swirling around Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, there is a myriad of free agents that are garnering attention such as Denver Nuggets defensive anchor Andre Iguodala. In fact, he is reportedly meeting with six teams via Marc Spears: He’s expected to speak with the Nuggets, New Orleans [...]The post Report: Denver Nuggets’ Andre Iguodala...

Denver Nuggets’ Corey Brewer receiving interest from Rockets, Pelicans, Hawks, Nuggets

Denver Nuggets’ energetic defender Corey Brewer is a free agent this off-season, and the former Gator is already garnering interest from multiple teams including the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, and the Atlanta Hawks via Marc Stein:   Brewer averaged 12.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game last season [...]The post Denver Nuggets...

Report: Denver Nuggets express interest in Jarrett Jack; possible Andre Miller trade?

The Denver Nuggets have contacted Golden State Warriors’ Jarrett Jack via Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports: Warriors do have a cap hold for Jack in the amount of $10.2 million and he had a fantastic productive season in Golden State; he averaged 12.9 points, 5.6 assists, 45.2 percent from the field, and over 40 percent [...]The post Report: Denver Nuggets express interest in Jarrett...

Report: Many suitors for Tony Allen; Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Memphis most involved

As was noted on Monday, multiple teams are seeking free agent Tony Allen - elite perimeter defender – in the even Memphis isn’t the spot for Allen next season. There’s been reported rumors that the Clippers organization was interested in him with Doc Rivers as the new head coach, but it was reported Monday evening that Denver, [...]The post Report: Many suitors for Tony Allen...

Report: Kings Pull Their Offer to Andre Iguodala, Won’t Pursue Him

Andre Iguodala took the words right out of my mouth with this tweet. WOW!!!! — Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 3, 2013 When I heard the news I thought maybe it was just a rumor, but seems like the Sacramento Kings have indeed taken back their offer of four-years, worth $56 million. I’m not sure what happened between the two parties, but it’s clear the Kings saw something that...

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Report: Dallas Mavericks interested in Denver Nuggets’ Andre Iguodala

It seems everything is contingent upon where Dwight Howard decides to sign; he’s the first domino, if you will, before other notable free agents will sign. Take Andre Iguodala, for example, there’s a myriad of teams interested in him from the Atlanta Hawks to the Detroit Pistons, but again, it feels his decision will be based [...]The post Report: Dallas Mavericks interested...

Sacramento Kings make Andre Iguodala off-season priority

Andre Iguodala, another sought after free agent this off-season, has been linked to a myriad of teams, but it seems the Sacramento Kings are making Andre Iguodala an off-season priority via Marc Stein. The Sacramento Kings have made Denver Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala their free-agent priority, according to sources familiar with Sacramento’s thinking. It remains to [...]The...

Sacramento Kings pull $56 million offer to Andre Iguodala

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Iguodala Meets With Kings, Nuggets; Evening Set With Pistons

Andre Iguodala met with the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets on Monday afternoon and will meet with the Detroit Pistons in the evening. The Kings' contingent was led by Vivek Ranadive, Pete D'Alessandro and Mike Malone. Iguodala will meet with Joe Dumars of the Pistons.

Corey Brewer Receives Interest From Rockets, Pelicans, Hawks, Nuggets

Corey Brewer will soon meet with the Houston Rockets. The New Orleans Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks also have expressed interest in Brewer. The Denver Nuggets are interested in bringing back Brewer.

Report: Andre Iguodala Receives 4-Year / $56 Million Offer From Kings

The Sacramento Kings appear to be the favorites to sign free agent Andre Iguodala after reportedly  offering the forward a 4-year deal worth $56 million. After playing in Philadelphia for 8 seasons, Iguodala joined the Nuggets where he averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists a game last year. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Sacramento Kings are pursuing...

Iguodala Offered Four-Year, $56M Contract By Kings

Andre Iguodala has been offered a four-year, $56 million contract by the Sacramento Kings. The Kings had been contemplating keeping Tyreke Evans, but have turned their attention upon Iguodala. Iguodala was traded to the Denver Nuggets last offseason.
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