Nuggets pick up Ty Lawson's option

Updated: June 20, 2011, 11:21 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets have offered contracts to restricted free agents Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler and Gary Forbes.

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The team also said Monday that it has exercised the fourth-year option on guard Ty Lawson.

The Nuggets didn't release the terms.

Afflalo is in his second season with the Nuggets. He had several career highs last season, including points (12.6), rebounds and (3.6), assists (2.4).

Chandler averaged 12.5 points in 21 games after the Nuggets acquired him from the New York Knicks in the trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to New York in February.

Forbes finished his rookie season with averages of 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 63 games.

Lawson became Denver's starting point guard after Chauncey Billups was traded, averaging 11.7 points and 4.7 assists.


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