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The third-year point guard has not only shown growth in his game, but also in his leadership abilities.
Lawson, one of the quickest and speediest players in the league, used to focus on getting to the rack, but this year he's expanded his range drastically.
He hits threes efficiently now, which only opens up his opportunities to drive past defenders and lay the ball up or dish to his teammates.
His scoring has surged, to 15.8 PPG, which leads Denver.
But he's far from just a scorer, Lawson also dishes 6.8 dimes per contest, finds a way to grab nearly four rebounds per and leads the team in steals with 1.4 per.
Lawson's most valuable when he pushes his teammates on the break, forcing them to run and run the score up on opposing teams.
He leads them on the court by controlling the pace, though he could be more vocal with them in the half court as well.
Still, Lawson's an asset to Denver, and he's a major reason they're still in the playoff picture.
MVP runner-up stat: The Nuggets are 5-3 when Lawson records a double-double, winning the last five straight when he does so.