Before going down [to injury], Ty Lawson was quietly putting together a solid rookie campaign serving as Chauncey Billups' backup. Lawson is averaging 9.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds in just under 22 minutes per game. He is shooting 51.4 percent from the field, 43.2 percent from beyond the three-point line and his player efficiency rating (16.78) is actually superior to those of Stephen Curry (15.37) and Brandon Jennings (14.81).

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