Ty Lawson is out of the draft!
North Carolina underclassmen Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green will return to Chapel Hill next season after removing their names from the NBA draft Monday. The school's announcement came less than an hour before the deadline for underclassmen who had not hired agents to withdraw from the draft. It means the Tar Heels figure to enter next year as prohibitive favorites to reach the Final Four. North Carolina will return its top six players while also adding one of the nation's top recruiting classes. AP/Salt Lake Tribune
This is a huge relief for me and for many of you guys in the Nuggets forum. The Nuggets were committed to getting Lawson saying to him that they will take him if he is still on the board. Now we can all breath much better now and focus on who we are really going to get in the draft. Maybe this is a sign for the Nuggets that they might be going into the right direction.
The is no news or rumors about the Nuggets in the past month and a half. Besides workouts with potential draft picks. The reason why this is bad news is because we all know the Nuggets won't win it all with the team we have now, and so if I'm not hearing anything now what are the chances of it happening later? Hopefully talks will start heating up, come draft day!
If you have read many of my other posts I always talk about how my number one worry for the Nuggets is not being able to re-sign J.R. Smith. Here are some reasons why it is so ugly:
1. Does he really want to come back after all the things he has been through with George Karl?
2. All he wants to do is start?, Is it wrong for him to ask this, no, he is a good player that will become great, but he needs to play more to understand the game more. Whether it's shot selection or passing.
3. With stars like Melo, A.I., and Kleiza on the team, does J.R. want to be the third or fourth option on team?
J.R. has been counted on to make some last second shot and that is a pretty big responsibility especially when you can give the ball to A.I. or Melo. It doesn't sound so fourth option to me.
He has also played more since that Chicago Bulls game, in which he has improved by being a leader in the playoffs for this Nuggets team.
Tell me what you think about the good, the bad, and the ugly.