Thee Elitist of The New-Look Nuggets

Posted by Ryan Rush | Monday, May 02, 2011 | 1 comments »

There is some confusion of who the best player in Denver is due to the reconstruction of the new-look Nuggets after trading away their two top scorers in Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony during the regular season.

Do not worry because I am here to clear up the fog for those who are unclear about who the star is. The new star of the Nuggets is Billups' successor, Ty Lawson. He has been playing the best basketball out of all the players since the trade. He stepped into the lead point guard role as if he was there the whole time during his young NBA career.

Since taking over at the helm, Lawson has averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 assists per game in 31 games (including the playoffs). He shot 51 percent from the field and 85 percent from the charity strike.

Lawson led the Nuggets to the fifth spot in the tough western conference after being in the seventh slot before making the trade. Despite being bounced out of the first round of the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver has silenced a lot of critics who thought they would drop out of the playoff race. They did this with their team offense and defense, which started with the listed 5-foot-11 point guard.

Lawson recorded a career-high in points (37) and three-point field goals made (10 straight) on Apr. 9 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. His hot shooting from trey land is an NBA record for most consecutive threes in one game.

This organization is on the verge of creating something special for the future with all these young and talented players being coach by George Karl.

Next season there will definitely be some more noise made by this team. So look out for a lot of damage caused by the Nuggets of the Mile High city in the 2011-2012 season.


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