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Ty Lawson | Guard | #10

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (18) / MIN
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Ty Lawson (groin) has been ruled out against the Warriors on Wednesday.
That means it will be the Darren Collison show in what should be an up-tempo matchup. Collison is playing his best ball at the right time and will be a very popular DFS option this evening. Lawson should be back after the break, but Colllison should still be owned in all leagues.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Lawson out again tonight, Darren Collison sets up as an elite $/point play considering he should see all the court time he can handle. DeMarcus Cousins is clearly going to dominate usage in Sacramento, but even so it'll be tough for Collison to disappoint with roughly 40 minutes on the floor. Ben McLemore and Aaron Afflalo also figure to see minutes between 30-35, but neither offer much in the way of $/point upside against GS. Feb 15 - 6:10 PM

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Ty Lawson (adductor) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

He was initially a game-time call, so there's a chance he could play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors. With Lawson out, Darren Collison will log all the minutes he can handle and Ben McLemore gets a nice bump as well.
Feb 14 - 9:31 PM

Ty Lawson (adductor) will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.

Lawson has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and it might make more sense for Sacramento to just withhold him from tonight's game in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Ben McLemore should draw another start if Lawson is out, and he'd be on the radar as a 3-point streamer or DFS punt play. Stay tuned.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: If Lawson isn't able to play tonight, Darren Collison will become an even safer DFS target while Ben McLemore will also become a stronger tournament target. DeMarcus Cousins' usage sits a shade under 40% with Gay, Temple and Lawson off the floor this year, but it's Collison and McLemore that follow him with usage rates around 20% among the regulars. While Collison is already locked into big minutes given injuries, McLemore would also likely play 30+ minutes without Lawson.
Feb 14 - 2:43 PM

Ty Lawson (adductor) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

He's missed two games in a row, but he remains day-to-day. Darren Collison will have another massive workload in front of him if Lawson sits, while Ben McLemore will try to stay hot after scoring 16.6 points per game over his last three. We'll have an update after shootaround.
Feb 13 - 10:53 PM

Ty Lawson (adductor) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Pelicans.

Lawson will miss his second consecutive game due to the injury. Darren Collison should see an increased role once again and play big minutes for the Kings.
Feb 12 - 7:22 PM

Ty Lawson (groin) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

This is somewhat surprising for Lawson, who was diagnosed with a mild adductor strain on Thursday. Lawson could be limited, but he's clearly lost ground for guard minutes with how well Darren Collison has played. Lawson can stay on the wire while Collison's upside does take a small hit. We still like DC quite a bit going forward.
Feb 11 - 10:51 PM

According to coach Dave Joerger, Ty Lawson (groin) will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks.

He remains day-to-day with a mild adductor strain. With Lawson out, Darren Collison is going to play all the minutes he can handle and we could see more of Malachi Richardson, Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo, but Collison is the only one worth streaming in standard leagues.
Feb 10 - 8:53 PM

Ty Lawson (groin) is listed as doubtful to play against the Hawks on Friday.

He is only day-to-day with a mild adductor strain. With Lawson unlikely, Darren Collison is going to get all he can eat at point guard while coach Dave Joerger will have to figure out what to do behind him. Malachi Richardson has handled the ball a little, so he's an option for owners in super deep leagues. Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo also benefit because Ty and Collison were playing together a little lately.
Feb 9 - 11:49 PM

An MRI on Ty Lawson revealed a mild strain of his left adductor and he is listed as day-to-day.

It was originally called a hamstring strain, but the MRI shows it's the groin muscle that helps bring his left leg toward the midline. Lawson was ruled out for the game somewhat quickly last night, but he did return to the bench to watch the game with his team. While he's out, the Kings are going to have to find a backup point guard behind Darren Collison. For what it's worth, Malachi Richardson played point guard for the last 23 seconds of garbage time. Clearly Collison has some big minutes coming his way until Lawson comes back or the Kings sign someone. Ben McLemore also benefits with the lack of wing depth.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 9 - 4:55 PM

Ty Lawson will not return on Wednesday due to a left hamstring strain.

He was in a lot of pain as he limped back to the locker room, and he's scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday. Lawson was able to walk back under his own power, but it doesn't look like a garden variety hammy pull. Lawson did have some hammy problems earlier in his career, but he hasn't really had anything noteworthy since 2014. If he's out, Ben McLemore should soak up some extra wing minutes along with Arron Afflalo. Darren Collison is now the only healthy point guard on the roster.
Feb 8 - 11:32 PM

Darren Collison, Ty Lawson, Arron Afflalo, Anthony Tolliver and Kosta Koufos will start against the Celtics on Wednesday.

The Kings will go small to offset the loss of DeMarcus Cousins. Plus, the likely will do all they can to limit Isaiah Thomas on the other end. Lawson should be looking at minutes in the upper 20s tonight, but this is likely just a short-term move.
Feb 8 - 10:25 PM

Ty Lawson scored a season-high 22 points in a 112-107 loss to the Bulls on Monday.

Lawson played nearly 23 minutes beside Darren Collison, so he has a great opportunity to produce with Garrett Temple (hamstring) out several weeks. This was the most points he's scored since Mar. 6, 2015, so while you can't expect this kind of production going forward, he's firmly on the radar as a pickup. He added seven assists, four rebounds, one block and two triples in 35 minutes, while Collison finished with 14 points and five assists in 36 minutes. The Kings play three more times this week.
Feb 7 - 1:21 AM

Ty Lawson played 20 minutes with seven points, one rebound, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Warriors on Saturday.

Coach Dave Joerger cut all of the combo guard minutes for Lawson tonight, going with Ben McLemore instead. This will likely be more about the matchup for the secondary guards, so most owners should avoid this until anyone creates some separation.
Feb 5 - 2:58 AM

Ty Lawson scored 18 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

Due to the lack of depth on the wing with Arron Afflalo (illness) out on top of the other injuries, we saw Lawson play next to Darren Collison for 18 minutes tonight. That's a massive increase from the 5.2 minutes per game they've played together in the last nine. With Garrett Temple (hip) out, it should be at around 10 minutes, which puts Lawson at around 22-26 minutes. He wasn't playing well before this game, so most owners can leave him on the wire unless they really need a solution at PG.
Feb 4 - 3:56 AM

Ty Lawson failed to score in 12 minutes vs. the Rockets on Tuesday, adding one rebound, one assist, two steals and one block.

We believe in the power of the "revenge game," but Lawson was invisible tonight, missing all three of his shots and turning the ball over twice. The Kings will need him to step up with Garrett Temple (hamstring) potentially missing some time, but Lawson is just a low-end asset for owners in need of assists.
Jan 31 - 11:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
SG1Ben McLemore
2Garrett Temple
3Arron Afflalo
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Kosta Koufos
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Georgios Papagiannis