A Strange Argument in Favor of Ty Lawson

Obviously we cannot put any stock in something like this, but over at HoopsAnalyst Ed Weiland saw an interesting link between the 2009 NBA Draft point guard class and the 1983 NFL Draft quarterback class.  That group of quarterbacks included some well known names such as Jim Kelly, Dan Marino and one John Elway.

The potential parallel between Elway forcing his way out of Baltimore and Rubio possibly forcing his way out of Minnesota is intriguing and even though I imagine most readers of this blog double as Elway fans I think you have to be encouraged with which NFL prospect from the 1983 draft Ty Lawson lines up with.

He may have never won a title in the NFL, but I think it would be pretty cool to have the Dan Marino of point guards in Denver for the next ten to 12 seasons.  Like I said, draw your conclusions from Weiland’s post at your own risk, but at the very least it is an interesting read.

Hat tip to Steve Aschburner at SI.com for the link.

  • eric.yates

    With the exception of George Karl and Doug Moe, I’m probably the biggest Nuggets/Tar Heels fanatic on the planet. And I’ll say this…

    I almost passed out when Bucher announced we got Lawson. The only thing this kid does is bust his ass and win. He single-handedly won 4 or 5 games last year for Carolina, including at Duke when he dropped 21 second half point on like 5 or 6 layups. Or the Miami game when hit three 3-pointers in the final 3 minutes (and 5 for the game).

    I don’t know what all the hype is with Jonny Flynn and Jrue Holiday and Brandon Jennings. There was no better PG in the draft than Ty.

    Am I biased? Probably. Am I also right? Again, probably.