Updates from Monday, Feb. 3
Right before Monday's tip off, Michelle Tuckner of FOX 31 in Denver confirmed Lawson's status vs. the Clippers:
Ty Lawson is back in the starting lineup tonight for the #Nuggets vs.Clippers.— Michelle Tuckner (@MichelleTuckner) February 4, 2014
Updates from Friday, Jan. 31
According to Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post, Ty Lawson is out for tonight's game against the Toronto Raptors:
#Nuggets G Ty Lawson (shoulder) will not play tonight vs Toronto— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) February 1, 2014
Ty Lawson's status for the Denver Nuggets' Jan. 31 game against the Toronto Raptors is in doubt.
Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reported that the star point guard has admitted that he's not feeling confident that he'll be at 100 percent:
Ty Lawson hopes to be back next game, but maybe not. "I thought it was going to be day-to-day," he said. "But it’s feeling kind of bad."— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) January 30, 2014
Dempsey noted that Lawson strained his rotator cuff earlier in the week:
It is a strained rotator cuff for Lawson #Nuggets— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) January 30, 2014
He's already out of the starting five for Wednesday night's matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats. The Nuggets announced that Nate Robinson will start in his place:
Denver will be hoping that Lawson can return sooner rather than later. He leads the team in both scoring (17.9) and assists (8.9). The 26-year-old also boasts the highest PER (20.1) on the team. He makes the offense go, and the fact that the inconsistent Robinson is starting in his place won't reassure many fans.
The Nuggets are 2.5 games out of the eighth spot in the Western Conference, and they have little chance of improving their position the longer Lawson is out.