Nuggets sign Lawson to 4-year, $48 million contract extension

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DENVER — The Denver Nuggets signed Ty Lawson to a 4-year contract extension Tuesday. The deal is worth $48 million.

It happened the day before the team goes on the road to open the season against the Philadelphia 76ers.

This is a big win for the Nuggets, according to Bleacher Report.

First, they get to keep Ty Lawson for four more years. Second, four more years of Lawson for $12 million a year is a bargain.

Lawson is a terrific young player who averaged better than 16 points and six assists a game last year. He is among the league’s fastest players. He’s a perfect fit on a team that loves to run the way Denver does.

Some analysts say the Nuggets have quietly had one of the best offseasons of any team in the league.

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