North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson has rescheduled a workout he missed with the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, and twisted his ankle near the end of a workout Monday with the Washington Wizards.
“I think I did well today,” he said in a quote provided by the Wizards. “I rolled my ankle near the end. I stopped to get the ball and I slipped, but it is not that bad. It will be fine in a couple of days.”
Nuggets director of media relations Eric Sebastian said Lawson informed the team Saturday that he would not work out Sunday, apparently because of a minor injury. A Nuggets spokesman said late Monday afternoon that Lawson is scheduled to work out today.
Lawson has declared for the draft but can return for his junior season if he withdraws by June 16 and does not hire an agent.
Point guard is considered a position of need for the Nuggets, and Lawson was expected to work out along with Kansas point guard Mario Chalmers on Sunday. Chalmers showed up, but Lawson didn't.
The missed workout came two days after Lawson, 20, was charged with driving after consuming alcohol, violating a noise ordinance and driving with a revoked license early Friday morning in Chapel Hill.
Tennessee-Martin's Lester Hudson, Vanderbilt's Shan Foster and Alabama-Birmingham's Robert Vaden also worked out for the Nuggets, who have the 20th pick in the first round.
The Wizards pick 18th and also had former Clemson standout James Mays of Garner among six players working out Monday.
“I played hurt the entire second half of the season,” Lawson said after his workout. “I think my game is underrated now by a lot of people.”
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