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With a deeper team, including players like Andre Iguodala, Lawson believes his team is more dangerous.credit: bleacherreport.net
When it became clear that Carmelo Anthony was going to leave the Denver Nuggets in free agency, the team dealt him to the New York Knicks. Denver certainly got a great return, netting Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Ray Felton, and Timofey Mozgov. Felton is the only one of the group that is not still on the roster, but he was traded for Andre Miller, who has been an important piece.
The trade still provides a huge foundation for their team today, and many see the Nuggets as one of the deepest teams in the league.
Ty Lawson, the team’s point guard, believes that Denver is actually more dangerous without Carmelo Anthony. Via the Denver Post:
“We’ve gotten better on defense, but I think we’d still be the exact same at where we are. Melo brought the scoring aspect, but I think we’d be the same. … I think we’re a little more dangerous. You don’t know where our scoring is coming from. With Melo, everybody had their focus on him. With us, JaVale might step up. Gallo, Iguodala, we’ve got weapons all over the place.”
The Nuggets are one of the few top teams that don’t fall into the “Super Team” category. In fact, they really lack anything resembling a superstar. They are led by a variety of good players, including Lawson, Andre Iguodala, Gallinari, Chandler, Miller, Mozgov, Kenneth Faried, and JaVale McGee.
George Karl believes that this balanced attack can win a championship, and it sure would be something for a team without a true superstar to do so.
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One of the more entertaining teams to watch in the NBA has to be the Denver Nuggets and during Monday night's affair against the Phoenix Suns, star guard Ty Lawson decided to find an alley-oop connection with teammate, Kenneth Faired.Watch as Ty throws the half-court alley-oop in the second quarter of play to a soaring Kenneth:
With Ty Lawson leading the way, the Denver Nuggets are on the verge of matching their longest win streak of the season. They'll seek a ninth consecutive victory Monday night while trying to avenge a road loss to the Phoenix Suns from earlier this season.
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When Ty Lawson was called for an offensive foul that appeared to be a flop, nothing would stop Nuggets coach George Karl from arguing with officials, not even 6-foot-8 Wilson Chandler.
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Nuggets coach, George Karl, took disagreeing with a foul call to a whole new level Saturday night in a matchup with the Timberwolves. Watch Karl go ballistic when point guard, Ty Lawson, was called for the offensive foul on Ricky Rubio and march up the sideline as he shoves his own player, Wilson Chandler, out of the way to get a better angle to launch expletives at the referee:
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Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and the Denver Nuggets ran their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Corey Brewer added 20 points and Ty Lawson 19 as the Nuggets matched their longest winning streak of the season.
Denver dominated points in the paint 74-32, including...
With Ty Lawson leading the way, the Denver Nuggets are on the verge of matching their longest win streak of the season.
The Nuggets will seek a ninth consecutive victory Monday night while trying to avenge a road loss to the Phoenix Suns from earlier this season.
Already playing at a high level over the past month, Lawson tied his best scoring performance of the season in a 111...
Video: Full-court shot off opposite backboard
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl literally pushes past one of his own guys, Wilson Chandler, in order to get a piece of the refs.
Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets will host former teammate Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks for the first time since the blockbuster deal in 2011. Lawson, who is the only current Nugget on the roster who played with Melo, couldn’t contain his excitement for the “huge” matchup, adding it “may be the most exciting game of the year.”
According to Yahoo! Sports: