Latest On Negotiations Between Lawson, Nuggets

October 15 2012 at 9:12am CDT By Luke Adams

For much of the offseason, Ty Lawson and the Nuggets have expressed optimism about working out a long-term extension before November. Just over two weeks remain until the October 31st deadline, and Lawson continues to believe he and the Nuggets will reach an agreement, as he tells Yannis Koutroupis of HoopsWorld.

"I’m still confident," Lawson said. "My agent is working with [GM] Masai Ujiri and [president] Josh Kroenke so I feel like in the next couple of weeks something will get done. We’ll see."

According to Koutroupis, the Nuggets' current offer is somewhere in the neighborhood of four years and $44MM, which figures to be a little short of what it'll take to get a deal done. Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post recently wrote that a five-year, $65MM contract could be in play, though I wouldn't be surprised if Lawson signs for slightly less than that. As Koutroupis writes, the two sides seem close enough that an agreement by Halloween looks likely.

Lawson is one of a handful of point guards who will be eligible for restricted free agency next summer if they don't work out extensions with their current clubs. Jrue Holiday, Brandon Jennings, Stephen Curry, and Darren Collison are among the others.

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