George Karl Thinks Ty Lawson’s Contract Situation is a ‘Distraction’

Contract talks between Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets are still ongoing, which head coach George Karl finds quite distracting for the team. Per the Denver Post: “If the Nuggets don’t sign point guard Ty Lawson by Wednesday, he can be a restricted free agent next summer. At $2.55 million per, Lawson currently is making less than eight other players on the Nuggets. Negotiations are ongoing, and it was clear from coach George Karl’s words that he hopes his top guard is signed soon: ‘It falls under the level of ‘distraction,’ Karl said. ‘But that’s how our business is now. I respect both sides. I respect the organization trying to get something done and I’m sure they’re negotiating honestly and fairly. Hopefully they’ll come to an agreement.'”