Lawson, Nuggets Making Progress On Extension

The Nuggets are moving closer to finalizing a contract extension with Ty Lawson in advance of tomorrow's deadline, reports TNT's David Aldridge at There's no deal in place yet, but Aldridge says hopes are increasing that something can be worked out by tomorrow.

We heard over the weekend that talks between the two sides had stalled, with Lawson expressing some pessimism yesterday about the chances of an agreement being reached. However, Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post anticipates talks going down to the wire, noting that the "intense, fourth-quarter-like moment" will be fitting for Lawson.

According to Aldridge, Lawson turned down a four-year, $45MM offer from the Nuggets earlier this month. I wouldn't be surprised if an offer a little closer to $50MM for four years got it done tomorrow. If the two sides don't reach an agreement, Lawson will become a restricted free agent next summer.

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