If things go a certain way during NBA free agency, which is postponed indefinitely because of the lockout, Nuggets guard Ty Lawson may suddenly find he's one of the team's longer-tenured players.

With that in mind, this is what took place in the days leading up to the NBA draft:

The Nuggets told Lawson they planned to make a move to bring in a veteran point guard. The team even went so far as to include him in the process by giving him a list of candidates to get his opinion.

It was an encouraging sign to Lawson, a former first-round draft pick who is expected to be a team leader after starting at the point the final two months of last season.

"It shows they have my best interests at heart, and they care what I think," Lawson said Tuesday at Legend High School, site of his inaugural basketball camp. "I'm hyped that they came to me and asked me about it and told me the players they were thinking about getting."

The Nuggets settled on veteran Andre Miller and brought the former Nugget back to Denver in a trade the night of the June 23 draft. Lawson sees no problems in the matter of who starts and who doesn't.

"I'm not worried about it at all," Lawson said. "I'm willing to do whatever is best for the team to win. Whatever the coaches decide is what the coaches decide. So I'm working hard and just trying to be the best that I can.

"I'm excited that Andre is coming. He's a great player. He's been here before. There's a lot of things I can learn from him. He's one of the top passers in the NBA. He makes tough passes look easy. I'm ready to work and get started."

Lawson and Miller haven't talked to each other yet. In the meantime, Lawson has thought about his future and has decided that if it looks like the lockout will last a long time, he's going to play overseas.