Nuggets, Ty Lawson working on contract extension
The Nuggets have yet to be linked to any outside free agent this summer, but it’s been a busy month for the team nonetheless. Denver re-signed Andre Miller to a three-year deal, made a five-year offer to JaVale McGee, and could also be working on an extension for Ty Lawson. According to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, Lawson is optimistic that he and the Nuggets will finalize a long-term extension in “the next month or two” (Twitter link).
Lawson, 24, is entering the final year of his rookie contract, making him eligible to sign an extension anytime between now and October 31st.
Number one pick Blake Griffin was the first of the 2009 draft class to finalize a contract extension, but he likely won’t be the last. Besides Lawson, other extension candidates includeJames Harden, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, Serge Ibaka, and Jrue Holiday.