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Ty Lawson | Guard | #3

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (18) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Ty Lawson came off the bench for five points and four assists in 22 minutes on Tuesday.
Stash him if you want, but he's not playing enough to help fantasy teams right now. A trade could change that, or he could just end up being a backup somewhere else. Feb 2 - 11:32 PM

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Ty Lawson scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting through 24 minutes off the bench on Sunday, to go with two rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover.

Lawson actually played the entire fourth-quarter, helping the Rockets complete the comeback victory over the Mavs, which has not been a trend for much of the season. Still, Patrick Beverley is Houston's starting point guard, and it'll be difficult for Lawson to produce much fantasy value at all while limited to a 20-minute reserve role with the Rockets.
Jan 24 - 6:54 PM

Ty Lawson moved back to the bench against the Bucks on Friday scoring 11 points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

He's a better fit in the second unit and coach J.B. Bickerstaff may want to see how he plays with Josh Smith. Lawson isn't the best pickup in most leagues right now.
Jan 23 - 1:21 AM

Ty Lawson will come off the bench for Friday's game vs. the Bucks, with Jason Terry drawing the start.

This is unfortunate for Lawson who is coming off an 18-point game, but head coach J.B. Bickerstaff just has a thing for JET. Lawson's minutes will likely be in the 20s tonight, so he's not a great play in most leagues.
Jan 22 - 7:44 PM

According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Rockets intend to keep Ty Lawson past the trade deadline.

He had one of his best games as a Rocket on Wednesday vs. the Pistons with 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes, but keep in mind that Patrick Beverley (ankle) was on the shelf. Beverley is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Bucks, but Lawson is back on the radar in deeper leagues in case he is called upon to log heavy minutes once again.
Jan 22 - 11:49 AM

Ty Lawson scored a season-high 18 points against the Pistons on Wednesday with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

His 35 minutes were the most since Nov. 7, but there's still no way we can say he's "back" to his old ways. Pat Beverley (ankle) did not play, so Lawson is really just a short-term add for owners in dire straits for a point guard with someone to cut.
Jan 21 - 12:10 AM

Ty Lawson will enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons, with Patrick Beverley (ankle) on the sidelines.

As a starter this season, Lawson owns meager averages of 8.9 points, 5.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 three-pointers per game on 33.3 percent shooting. He'll have the opportunity to log close to 30 minutes tonight, but it’s tough to get too excited about that with how bad he’s been in Houston this season.
Jan 20 - 6:19 PM

Ty Lawson's name reportedly keeps popping up in connection with the Bucks, although sources close to the Lawson situation are saying that a deal to Milwaukee is highly unlikely at this point.

With how horrible Ty has been in Houston, it seems unlikely that he finishes the 2015-16 season wearing a Rockets uniform. If a deal between Milwaukee and Houston gets done, the Bucks would likely be sending away guys on expiring deals like O.J. Mayo and Jerryd Bayless, although that would still have Ty competing for minutes with the likes of Michael Carter-Williams and Greivis Vasquez, so his value wouldn't necessarily improve all that much in Milwaukee.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey said Ty Lawson's fit on the roster "has been challenging for him and [for] us."

That's something we could have told the Rockets prior to their Lawson acquisition, but that ship has sailed. Morey did add that Lawson still has a "huge upside," but it's hard to see that as a realistic selling point considering how bad Lawson has been this year. He belongs on the waiver wire in your fantasy league.
Jan 18 - 12:12 PM

Ty Lawson played just six minutes off the bench on Friday, with one personal foul being the only statistic he brought to the box score.

Lawson has been beyond awful with the Rockets, and his value is nil in Houston. You can stash him if you want with the hopes that he's traded or waived, but there are no guarantees he can turn it around this year.
Jan 16 - 2:13 AM

Ty Lawson is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday in connection to a drunk driving case from 2015.

Lawson has already plead guilty to the charge and faces probation or up to 180 days in jail. It's unlikely Lawson will face jail time and he's already served a suspension for this charge, so he doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing time. Lawson doesn't have much fantasy value in Houston, but he's worth a flier in deep leagues just in case a trade before the deadline lands him in a starting role.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 14 - 10:33 AM

Ty Lawson returned from his suspension vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, notching six points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, three assists and two steals in 22 minutes.

Patrick Beverley (personal) wasn't available tonight, which helped ensure that Lawson would play a substantial role behind fill-in starter Jason Terry. The trade rumors swirling around Lawson have calmed down recently but he's still a likely target as the deadline nears -- he'll need to land a starting job outside of Houston to be worth owning in 12-team leagues.
Jan 14 - 12:48 AM

Ty Lawson (ankle) will play against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Lawson is over his ankle injury, according to head coach J.B. Bickerstaff and will play against the Timberwolves when his suspension ends on Wednesday. Lawson had been playing better before his three-game suspension for a DUI arrest, but is still not worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 12 - 1:46 PM

Ty Lawson has been suspended three games for the DUI he picked up in California last season.

Yes this is the second suspension of the season for a DUI for Lawson (his first suspension being from a DUI he picked up while driving under the influence in Denver). Lawson will now miss Thursday's game vs. Utah, Saturday's game vs. Indiana and Monday's game in Memphis. Lawson will need to be traded out of Houston to matter in fantasy leagues, but as a member of the Rockets he's not a viable standard league target.
Jan 7 - 3:15 PM

Ty Lawson (ankle) left shootaround early on Thursday.

This doesn't mean he won't play against the Jazz on Thursday, but it certainly isn't a positive thing to see him leave shootaround early. We'll keep an eye on Lawson's status throughout the day, but he shouldn't be started by fantasy owners even if he's able to suit up.
Jan 7 - 11:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Ty Lawson
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Marcus Thornton
4Remi Yusuf
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Clint Capela
2Josh Smith
3Terrence Jones
4Montrezl Harrell
5Donatas Motiejunas
C1Dwight Howard