It was a Carolina kind of day Tuesday at the Denver Nuggets NBA complex.
The Tar Heels’ junior point guard, Ty Lawson, finally arrived in town for a workout with the team. He was originally scheduled to have gone through the drills on Sunday, but didn’t show up after an apparent case of miscommunication between the school and the Nuggets.
According to The Denver Post, Lawson worked out Tuesday along with five other draft hopefuls. Underclassmen have until Monday to either withdraw from the draft pool or lose their college eligibility.
Lawson told the Denver Post that the Nuggets did not give him any promises about his status in the June 26 draft. Denver is slated for the No. 20 pick in the opening round.
Also Tuesday, former Carolina star Doug Moe told the Post that he would not return as an assistant coach to George Karl, yet another ex-Tar Heel standout.
"My goal is to have a little more free time," Moe was quoted as saying the Post report.
Later Tuesday, Karl was at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to watch the third game of the NBA championship series. His son, Coby, is on the extended Lakers’ roster as an inactive guard.
— Caulton Tudor