Ty Lawson embracing star's role
Nuggets PG has become team's go-to guy, but is he an MVP candidate?
- Ty Lawson's Attack
Ty Lawson's AttackDenver's 5-11 point guard is leading the league in points created by driving. David Thorpe says his efforts are heroic in keeping the injured Nuggets relevant in the competitive Western playoff race.
That's no longer the case.
Why? Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson decided to make a run at league MVP. He was the catalyst in Denver's recent seven-game winning streak, which was snapped Wednesday night in Cleveland. More importantly, four of those wins were on the road.
It's similar to what we saw last season from Denver, when the Nuggets were one of the top teams in the league, but Lawson had a lot more help. This season, he's been a one-man wrecking crew, imposing his will on games like never before. And it will have to be Lawson who pushes, if not carries, this team to the postseason.
Here's a look at what makes Lawson so effective, how he stacks up against other MVP candidates and some other notes from around the league.
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