Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson sent a message out to all the people overlooking the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets just 2 years after winning 57 games were a team no one wanted to face in the NBA Playoffs. Then, the injury bug caught up to the Nuggets during the Playoffs, which lead to them getting eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the first round. Last season, the Denver Nuggets managed to win just 37 games. Reason why? Gallinari missed every single game, JaVale McGee only played in 5 , Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler both ended up missing 20 games, JJ Hickson missed most of the entire season. Well, just because of an injury plague season Ty Lawson says don’t sleep on the Nuggets: “This year it’s going to be more of a defensive mindset. I already know we can score, everybody knows we can score with the best of them. But my mindset going into training camp is everybody buying into the defensive end. We’ve got to make stops. I feel like if we can do that, and score in the half court, we’ll be one of the top teams out there.” Lawson said. Lawson also spoke a little on the Nuggets opponents this season: “We’ve got the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers twice, We got OKC twice,” Lawson said. “Our first month is crazy so I was like, ‘coach, we’ve both got to be ready coming in, we’ve got to all be focused when we get in there [to training camp].” Lawson didn’t mention two games against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first month and the Phoenix Suns in the powerful Western Conference. It’ll be tough to make the playoffs in a stacked Western Conference but you might want to throw in the Denver Nuggets. They had a great 2014 NBA Draft and they added Aaron Afflao in the offseason. The Nuggets feel as though its there turn to catch a break.
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