There are a number of noteworthy players that are on the verge of becoming a restricted free agent by season’s end, including guards Stephen Curry, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans and others. Why? Because their respective teams have yet to decide whether they are worth the long-term investment. James Harden was also among the boat of players looking to receive a contract extension, but we all know how that ended up (he is preparing to suit up for the Rockets).
There has to be a certain sense and level of uncertainty when contract talks drag out, so it’s always a relief for both parties when things come to a resolution. That is the case for Denver guard Ty Lawson, who is set to be with the team for the next four years after signing an extension with the team on Tuesday.
Before we get to that sweet little news (if you are a Nuggets fan, anyway), be sure to check SheridanHoops staff predictions for the upcoming season and browse around. You may find some of Sheridan’s picks quite… interesting.
Onto news around the league:
- Ty Lawson has finally come to an agreement with the Denver Nuggets on a long-term deal, according to Marc. J. Spears of Yahoo Sports: “The Denver Nuggets have reached agreement with point guard Ty Lawson on a four-year, $48 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Lawson, who turns 25 on Saturday, agreed to the extension one day before the NBA’s deadline. He would have become a restricted free agent at the end of the season if he and the Nuggets hadn’t come to terms. Lawson averaged career highs of 16.4 points and 6.6 assists in 61 games for the Nuggets last season. He was the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.”
- Matt Barnes has been suspended for one game, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
- Mike Brown thinks Steve Nash is too good to average single-digit points, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles: