Taking The Lead

Posted by Ryan Rush | Saturday, April 09, 2011 | 0 comments »

Ty Lawson has definitely stepped up and taken charge of the leadership role after his outstanding performance tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Lawson scored 37 points (10-11 from three), dished out six dimes and the listed 5-foot-11 point guard (I give him 5-foot-9) also grabbed seven rebounds in their 130-106 win at home.

As we all know, Lawson took over the starting job after Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups were shipped to New York before the trade deadline. Since the trade, Lawson has led the Denver nuggets to a 17-6 record, and put a firmer grip on the fifth playoff spot in the Western conference standings.

I believe Lawson has proven himself to be the lead-guard of the future for the Nuggets, and the organization has seemed to make a great decision in putting him into the driver seat of the new-look Nuggets. Lawson's ice cold performance (AGAIN 10-11 from long-range) shows a lot of promise for the Denver franchise.

It also shows that he has put in the time and effort in the gym during and after practice to improve his jumper. Lawson averages 11.4 points and 4.7 assists this season, and looks to lead his team into a tough playoff series against their potential opponent in the Oklahoma City Thunder.

There's a lot of upside for this new group of Nugget players and it all starts with the team leader, the point guard.