Fifteen minutes, twenty minutes, any minutes is too many minutes for George Karl to play Ty Lawson tonight. The Nuggets will just have to beat the Spurs without him.
Whatever production Denver can squeeze out of their ailing point guard will be inconsequential compared to toiling in the playoffs with Ty at less than his best. Pepsi Center tonight is neither the time nor the place to put him back on the floor.
If you’ve never experienced the paint of plantar fasciitas, it sucks. What Ty is dealing with is an injury that can only heal with rest and time. You can’t put a cast on it or stitch it up. The fascia just has to heal on its own. And the pain is brutal.
Third seed, fourth seed, fifth seed … it won’t matter one bit if Ty’s not ready when the playoffs begin. The Nuggets are already going to be without Gallo regardless of what happens. They can’t afford not to have Lawson – not one bit.
Please, please, please don’t play Ty tonight, George. Please?