Ty Lawson hasn't played in eight games and isn't returning to action Saturday night at Portland. When he's able to return from a fractured rib remains a question mark. But one thing's for certain, the Nuggets don't plan to shut him down.
"No, I don't think so," coach Brian Shaw said Friday. "I think that you still want him to get back and play."
Lawson continues to improve but is experiencing enough pain that it's preventing a return. Shaw has said he wants his point guard 100 percent healthy before he returns to the court.