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08:13 AM ET 10.30 | The 11th hour draws near for Ty Lawson and Denver. It remains to be seen whether the Nuggets' starting point guard will sign a new contract -- or if he'll become a restricted free agent this summer -- if he doesn't sign a deal by Wednesday's deadline. ... The fear, from a Nuggets fan's standpoint, is that another team will front-load a contract offer to Lawson this summer, which could make it more difficult for Denver to match it. The Nuggets' brass has said repeatedly that Lawson is the future of the franchise. But as Lawson pointed out multiple times Monday, "It's a business. ... If we don't get it done now, something will get done (in the summer), with another team or here. We'll see."

The Denver Post

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October 30, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Come to Dallas...

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October 30, 2012  08:39 AM ET

You're Good But Not That Good, Bro.

October 30, 2012  08:46 AM ET

I don't forsee the same situation that happened to James Harden happening to Lawson. Denver does have some cap space.

October 30, 2012  08:50 AM ET

He's not a max guy at all.

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October 30, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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it is though amazing that these guys all feel they are max playersI would pay him 10 mil per- he has proven he can take a rag-a-muffin squad to the playoffs....but a max>? nope

Also if you look at his strenghts, it's his speed. Not shooting or play making.

That will probably last another couple years at best. Unless he develops some other parts of his game, he'll be easily neutralized.

October 30, 2012  09:56 AM ET

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October 30, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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it is though amazing that these guys all feel they are max playersI would pay him 10 mil per- he has proven he can take a rag-a-muffin squad to the playoffs....but a max>? nope

It's not so much them that feel they are max guys... it's their agents trying to milk whatever they can from a franchise because they reap the rewards too ya know...

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October 30, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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that is certainly part of it-but these are adults. professional athletes- they make their own decisions and hear what they want to hear

Yes but if an extra couple of mill is sitting in front of you, most of the time you'll take it.... just saying..

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October 30, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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it is though amazing that these guys all feel they are max playersI would pay him 10 mil per- he has proven he can take a rag-a-muffin squad to the playoffs....but a max>? nope

I didn't see him saying he wants a Max contract.

I like what he said ... very clear ... it is a business. Both sides should understand where it stands.

It would be good if he stays in Denver -- I like their team.

October 30, 2012  11:25 AM ET

Dencer needs to get this done. Someone will give Lawson a max deal. It isn't a question of whether or not he deserves it. Denver can't afford not to sign him. Andre Miller can't give them 40 minutes anymore.

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October 30, 2012  11:53 AM ET
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Lawson is in the Jameer Nelson class imo.

Way better then Jameer if you ask me... Lawson actually is alot more durable, but then again pretty much anyone in the league is more durable then Jameer...

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