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Ty Lawson | Guard

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: North Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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Ty Lawson has finished his 30-day stint at a rehab clinic in California, according to this agent.
Lawson completed his 30-day court-ordered alcohol rehab stint on Monday, according to his agent, Happy Walters. Despite two DUI arrests in the past seven months, new teammate James Harden isn't worried about Lawson. "He's more focused than ever," Harden said. "He has a great opportunity with a really good team to showcase his talents and help us with that next push that we need." We'll keep an eye on Lawson's situtaiton as he heads into training camp, but he should have no trouble providing mid-round fantasy value alongside Harden. Aug 18 - 9:44 AM

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James Harden said that he has spent some time with Ty Lawson in the last couple of weeks and said that he is more focused than ever.

Harden also added that Lawson's quickness and playmaking will give the Rockets something they haven't had in the past, so it's obvious that he is excited about teaming up with him. Lawson recently made it through a rehab program for alcohol addiction and could thrive in Houston's winning culture, so he is worth a selection in the middle rounds.
Aug 15 - 1:40 PM

Ty Lawson is expected to take part in JaVale McGee's celebrity softball game for charity on Saturday which suggests that he has finished his alcohol rehab program.

This is great news for Lawson and all reports that we received suggested that he handled rehab very well. He does have a couple of pending court cases, so we will update his status once we know more. With Lawson expected to start at point guard in Houston, he could be a nice value pick in the middle rounds of drafts if he can manage to stay out of trouble.
Aug 15 - 9:22 AM

Rockets GM Daryl Morey said that the team will help Ty Lawson with his alcohol addiction and that he hopes Lawson will be a Rocket for a long time.

"And obviously given the serious nature of some of those incidents just being up front a lot of those have a history of potentially recurring," Morey said. "But now that he's part of the Rockets we're going to work together with him and continue to help him improve in those areas and obviously we hope to have him on the team for a long time." Lawson's reportedly doing 'great' in rehab, but it's important to note that his status for the season opener is up in the air because he has two pending court cases. If we continue to get good news on Lawson, he will be worth a mid-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN
Aug 7 - 10:44 AM

Ty Lawson is reportedly doing well as he nears the end of his rehab stay in Malibu.

Lawson has two pending court cases and his status for the beginning of the regular season is still unclear, but his friends and family report that he's doing well in rehab as he attempts to conquer alcohol addiction. "Ty is doing well. Great. Working hard, making progress," a source close to Lawson said. We'll keep an eye on Lawson's progress, but he's worth a mid-round pick in fantasy drafts as long as we continue to hear good news on his rehab.
Source: ESPN
Aug 6 - 10:48 AM

Nuggets president Josh Kroenke detailed the teams’ troubles with Ty Lawson during a recent interview.

"Ty … there were times when he was better than others," said Kroenke. "But the problems have been there for several years, going back to when we were having a lot of on-court success. I don’t want to go back too far. There were just a lot of times where you were at practice and you just know. You could smell [the alcohol]. You know there is probably deeper issues than he would probably let on." Hopefully a change of scenery and the winning culture in Houston will help Ty overcome the demons he's dealing with.
Jul 22 - 12:16 PM

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly said that trading away Ty Lawson was a difficult decision.

"It was a tough day," said Connelly. "Ty was a huge part of our success here. He's certainly one of the really talented lead guards. Sometimes a change of scenery is best for both parties. Where we were, it made sense to make the move." Lawson's series of off-court issues eventually became too much for the Nuggets to deal with, but his talent level was never in question. He won't have the ball in his hands quite as much with the Rockets, so his averages of 15.2 points and 9.6 assists per game will likely dip, although his 3-point shooting could be on the rise playing in Houston’s system.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 21 - 6:53 PM

Ty Lawson has agreed as condition of the trade to the Rockets to make the final year of his contract non-guaranteed.

The final year of his deal is 2016-17, so that means the Rockets will have the option to keep Lawson on his set contract value. However, if things don't go well, they can essentially cut their losses and not have it affect their salary cap. The reward clearly outweighs the risk for the Rockets.
Jul 20 - 5:29 PM

The Nuggets have reportedly agreed to a trade that will send Ty Lawson to the Rockets.

The Rockets will send over a 2016 protected first-round pick to Denver in addition to Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey and Nick Johnson in exchange for Lawson and a 2017 protected second-round selection. Emmanuel Mudiay will now be the starting point guard in Denver, so his value gets a major boost with this news. Patrick Beverley, on the other hand, will likely come off the bench in Houston, so his value takes a pretty big hit with the arrival of Lawson. The Rockets are getting Lawson at a ridiculous discount, and it'll be interesting to see how James Harden and Lawson can co-exist. He won't have the ball in his hands quite as much playing alongside Dwight Howard and Harden, so his fantasy value will take a bit of a hit in Houston.

The Rockets are reportedly in "advanced discussions" on a trade to acquire Ty Lawson from the Nuggets.

It's no secret that Denver would like to move on from Lawson, and it looks like the Rockets are eager to pounce on that opportunity. If Lawson does wind up in Houston, Emmanuel Mudiay would become the starting point guard in Denver, while Patrick Beverley would shift to a reserve role in Houston. Lawson wouldn't have the ball in his hands quite as much playing next to James Harden, so his numbers could take a minor hit playing in Houston.
Jul 19 - 9:15 PM

Ty Lawson said he's going to rehab for 30 days.

He will enter the rehab center on Saturday and is required to submit documentation of the program. A judge ordered Lawson to have monitored sobriety and he will then appear in court again on Aug. 20. Lawson's problems with alcohol are much bigger than basketball and it's positive to hear he's on the right track.
Jul 17 - 4:46 PM

Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said he expects that Ty Lawson will be ready to play in the season opener.

"Of course," Malone said when asked if Lawson would be ready for opening night. "If that changes, you go from there. But as of now, Ty Lawson is part of the Denver Nugget family." Lawson can't stay out of the headlines and was recently arrested for his second DUI, so there's clearly some issues that need to be worked out. Malone also said that he has reached out to Lawson, but added that there hasn't been a lot of contact between the two of them. Despite what Malone has said, the trade rumors surrounding Lawson aren't going away and teams such as the Rockets, Pistons, Lakers and Kings are all reportedly in the mix.
Source: Grantland
Jul 17 - 11:24 AM

Sports Illustrated reported that Ty Lawson is drawing interest from the Rockets, Pistons and the Lakers on the trade market.

Because the Kings are used by media as fodder they were buried in the last graph of the piece as interested, too. In a recent interview Vlade Divac sounded like he'd rather ride in a car with Lawson than trade for him so that doesn't seem viable. As for the other three teams and the rest of the league, they'll be deal hunting as Denver wants out of the Lawson business.
Jul 17 - 2:09 AM

NBA teams were showing little interest in Ty Lawson even before his recent DUI arrest, according to Yahoo Sports.

The Nuggets had been asking for a first-round pick and a young player in exchange for Lawson before his arrest, according to a league source, but weren't receiving many bites on their offer. "Good luck trading Ty now," one NBA assistant general manager said. "They might as well keep him and hope he eventually raises his value back up." Denver has reportedly been considering waiving Lawson after his second arrest in six months and such a move (or a trade) would give a huge boost to Emmanuel Mudiay's fantasy value.
Jul 16 - 10:21 AM

The Nuggets are reportedly considering waiving Ty Lawson after he was arrested for his second DUI in California early Tuesday morning.

Lawson has two-years and $25.6 million left on his contract, so perhaps he should consider getting himself a personal driver. Denver may be done dealing with Lawson's constant off-court issues, but flat out waiving a player with such talent would be a bold move by Denver's front office. A trade would be a much better way to get him off the roster, and if that's the situation that plays out, Emmanuel Mudiay’s prospective fantasy value would take a major leap.
Jul 14 - 5:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Patrick Beverley
SG1James Harden
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3Sam Dekker
4K.J. McDaniels
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Montrezl Harrell
C1Dwight Howard
2Clint Capela