"At least lately, Ty Lawson is not the best Nugget, but the point guard is arguably the most important Nugget, because of his position and the way the position is played in coach George Karl's system.
Every injury stinks for a team, but the point guard's Achilles tendon injury is especially frustrating for the powder blue.
Lawson didn't play Tuesday night against Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers because of a strain in his left Achilles tendon, and the point guard explained that "it's a day-to-day thing. Now we're doing treatment on it. At first, we were just heating it up before games and getting out there and playing. But now we have a couple games at home, so I'm going to get an MRI (on Wednesday) and see what's wrong with it."
Andre Miller filled into the starting gig, and if Lawson continues to sit out, rookie Evan Fournier will likely gobble some minutes with the reserve unit. Denver's regular third point guard, Julyan Stone, is still recovering from hip surgery but could return this month.
Lawson's Achilles has bothered him in recent days, and he even sat out the second half of a game for precautionary reasons Dec. 22.