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Fresh off a huge contract, Lawson is disappointing in Denver.
After 20 games, Denver sits at just .500 on the season, and the struggles of Ty Lawson are a huge reason why the team has not lived up to its relatively lofty expectations.
Prior to the season, the Nuggets were a chic pick as a surprise team, but the subpar play of Lawson, Andre Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari has rendered them a rather average team.
Lawson is averaging just 13.8 points per game this season and shooting 41.3 percent from the floor, both down from last season's 16.4 points per game and 48.8 percent shooting mark.
Lawson is also turning the ball over more without the caveat that he's getting many more assists (3.2 turnovers per game this year on 0.4 more assists per game).
Also, Lawson is shooting 60.3 percent from the line, which is 16.4 percent below his career average. His performance in every facet of the game has been well below expectations.
Lawson just freshly inked an extension worth $48 million over four seasons, and his play has since suffered. Is it just a coincidence?