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Starting point guard Ty Lawson participated in a largely noncontact practice Sunday and said he will be back in uniform Monday when the Nuggets host the Los Angeles Clippers.
"I have a better range of motion," said Lawson, who's recovering from a strained rotator cuff. "Only a couple of things are limiting me right now, but other than that everything is cool."
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva