Report: Denver Nuggets, Ty Lawson agree to contract extension
The Denver Nuggets and guard Ty Lawson have agreed on a contract extension, sources told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports
Nuggets guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a contract extension, sources tell Yahoo! Sports. More details to come.—
Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) October 30, 2012
Lawson soon confirmed the extension on his Twitter account:
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 😎—
Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) October 30, 2012
Lawson and the Nuggets were inching closer to a deal that would keep the 25-year-old point guard with the team for years to come, according to a report Tuesday morning from David Aldridge of NBA.com.
A report from the Journal-Times earlier this week had some in the league speculating on the Nuggets offering Lawson a four-year deal in the neighborhood of $45 million.
The Nuggets had until the Oct. 31 deadline to sign draft picks from the 2009 class.
Lawson averaged 16.4 points and 6.6 assists last seasons, his third with the Nuggets, that ended with a Game-7 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.