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Report: Word circulated Ty Lawson wanted to leave the Nuggets, who might trade him now

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 12: Ty Lawson #3 of the Denver Nuggets handles the ball against the Sacramento Kings on April 12, 2015 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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When a fan commented on Ty Lawson’s Instagram that the Nuggets point guard should join the Mavericks, Lawson replied, “I wish.”

That apparently ruffled some feathers, feathers that weren’t quite smooth to begin with.

Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post:

If Lawson wants to remain with the Nuggets, he has an uphill battle to convince the organization there are enough good reasons to put him back on the untouchable list.
During the latter stages of the regular season, word circulated throughout the league that Lawson wanted out of Denver.
that does not appear to be the case right now

This was a rough year for Lawson. He was arrested for DUI, and Denver could never got on track under Brian Shaw.

The Nuggets reportedly tried to trade him before the trade deadline, though they were asking too much.

Lawson is already moving on from the low points of last season, focusing on the positives, and a new coach could invigorate him. He remains a very good point guard, which is why Denver could keep him and other teams would want to trade for him.

The Nuggets might not feel good about Lawson at the moment (and vice versa), but they shouldn’t sell low on him. Their relationship could get better in hurry with the right coach.