Posted October 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
Ty Lawson has signed a four-year, $48 million extension with the Denver Nuggets. The deal eliminates a distraction that's been hanging over the team and its star point guard for weeks. ''It Looks like im going to be a nugget for another 4 yrs..Thanks to the Kronke family, Masai, nuggets fans and everybody 4 believing In me'' Lawson tweeted before the team flew to Philadelphia on Tuesday for its season opener Wednesday night. A team spokesman told The Associated Press after the team's arrival in Philadelphia that Lawson had signed his extension. The Denver Post reported the deal was worth $48 million. Lawson averaged 16.4 points and almost seven assists last season, his first as a starter. Since jumping from to the NBA in 2009 after leading North Carolina to the NCAA championship, he's averaged 12 points and 4.8 assists. ''We felt Ty was ready to take on a lot of responsibility last season and he proved he could handle it,'' team vice president Masai Ujiri said in a statement Tue...
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