Wednesday is an important day in the National Basketball Association.
Specifically, Wednesday is the day that affects Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson in terms of his current contract situation.
According to Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, the Wednesday deadline for Lawson’s contract, which if unresolved, will allow Lawson to become a restricted free agent next summer.
And Nuggets head coach George Karl is none too pleased with the developments.
“It falls under the level of ‘distraction. 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. Ty is a point guard who is figuring out where he is in the marketplace. It’s business, and business is not the best energy for training camp. Basketball is the best energy for a training camp. But there is business in training camp going on all the time now in the NBA.”
Note to Karl: Leave the contract negotiations to the professionals and concentrate on the basketball side of things, will ya?