Under the category of a picture is worth a thousand words was this from Friday morning: The Nuggets took a team picture, a version of which was placed on Instagram. In it, guard Ty Lawson stands all the way at one end, near but not next to rookie Evan Fornier, and could not muster a smile, instead opting for a forlorn look.

Not much about Friday morning — or Thursday night, for that matter — was cause for happiness for Lawson.

He knew then that his previously diagnosed heel strain/contusion was worse. Upon further review, he said, it's a full-blown complete tear of the plantar fascia in his right heel. That news, and the fact that it didn't come until nine days after he originally injured it, left Lawson fuming.

"I don't think it was diagnosed right when I first had it done," Lawson said after the Nuggets' pregame shootaround Friday morning at the Pepsi Center. "It's a little frustrating since it happened nine days ago and yesterday I just figured out that I had it. So it's frustrating that it took that long."

Because of persistent pain, Lawson felt the need to get another examination.