There were high hopes for Ty Lawson as he entered the 2012-2013 campaign. After a more than stellar season last year, Lawson looked to be one of the young point guards that were poised to take over the league along with Kyrie Irving, John Wall and Russell Westbrook. While Wall started the season on the shelf, Irving and Westrbrook continued to develop into two of the top scoring point guards in the league.
Lawson did not.
Despite the expectations, Lawson started the season off slowly and it wasn’t until he was on the shelf with an ankle injury that he picked up the pace. Since the first week of January, Lawson has been a huge reason for the Nuggets success and a reason that teams don’t want to play the Nuggets come playoff time.
For his performance this past week, Lawson was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week. Lawson led the Nuggets to a 3-0 record as he averaged 21 points, 7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. While Wilson Chandler dropped 35 points in the win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was Lawson who hit the game-winning shot in the final seconds to preserve the win. Following the shot, Lawson proceeded to do his version of the “Bernie” to celebrate the victory.
Congrats to Ty on the award.