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Ty Lawson | Guard | #10

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (18) / MIN
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Coach Dave Joerger said he's counting on Ty Lawson to have a big season.
The Kings are likely to lose Darren Collison for at least 10 games due to a suspension, so Lawson should have a chance to start. The 28-year-old guard has never really been super efficient, but he only had a 47.6 true shooting percentage last year. If you're looking for a quick boost at point guard for November, Lawson is an option in the last round of standard drafts. Sep 26 - 5:39 PM

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Ty Lawson could start for the Kings on opening night.

Darren Collison pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges on Friday, so he will be subject to a suspension. Lawson has not played well at all in the last two years and his contract is not guaranteed. However, his only competition for PG minutes would be from rookie Isaiah Cousins and combo guard Garrett Temple -- the Kings could sign someone else, too. Lawson may have some short-term value in deeper leagues to start the season.
Sep 2 - 6:39 PM

Kings sign G Ty Lawson.

It's official. Lawson has seen his game plummet over the last two seasons due to some off-court concerns and overall performance during games. However, the Kings really do need some insurance with only combo guard Garrett Temple and rookie Isaiah Cousins behind Darren Collison. If Collison is convicted or pleas in his domestic violence case, he will be subject to a minimum of a 10-game suspension -- his next court date is Sept. 8. Lawson is still too risky to draft at this point.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 31 - 3:13 PM

Ty Lawson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Kings.

Darren Collison is still the presumptive starter in Sacramento, with Lawson running the second unit, and draft pick Isaiah Cousins isn't guaranteed a spot on the roster. Lawson's off-court indiscretions have tainted his reputation and he has plenty of incentive this year -- an impressive, drama-free campaign with the Kings could yield a long-term contract next summer, months before his 30th birthday. He's a handcuff pick in deep leagues, but most owners should avoid him on draft day.

Ty Lawson has reportedly received some calls during free agency, but the teams that have called are not willing to commit much to the unrestricted free agent.

Lawson is just two years removed from averaging 15.2 points, 9.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game, but after two failed stints in Houston and Indiana, and his well documented off-court incidents, his value has taken a major hit. Lawson has said that he's willing to sign a contract for "cheaper" than what he feels he's worth, but with most teams all set up at the point guard position, Lawson is running out of options. If he does nab a deal, he'll more than likely be coming off the bench.
Jul 27 - 12:39 PM

Ty Lawson said that he regained some confidence by watching some of his old highlights on YouTube.

"Last [season] was the first time I felt that I wasn’t the confident player," said Lawson. "If I did any wrong thing, I would be scared to shoot it or scared to make a pass. But it’s all confidence. I sat down, looked in the mirror and watched my old YouTube videos and realized I am the same player I am. I just have to be confident shooting the ball and play my regular game." Lawson added that he's been in the gym every day, putting up extra shots, and he's willing to sign a contract for "cheaper" than what he feels he's worth.
Jul 20 - 1:56 PM

Ty Lawson admitted that the 2015-16 NBA season was "tough."

"From not having the ball in my hands to everything that was going down in Houston, it just wasn’t a good fit," he said. "It was tough going from starting and playing well to coming off the bench, then not playing and going through every process that there is in the NBA in one season. Being waived, to going to another team and then having to go out there and get used to everyone so quickly." Lawson, an unrestricted free agent, added that he'd like to play in an uptempo offense, but he really can't afford to be too picky about his next landing spot.
Source: SLAM Online
Jul 6 - 11:33 AM

Ty Lawson's season ended on Sunday with just one point, one rebound and one assist in five minutes off the Pacers' bench.

Lawson's decline has been precipitous and he finishes with averages of 5.7 points, 3.6 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 66 regular-season games with the Rockets and Pacers. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but given his struggles on and off the court, he's a long-shot to reclaim a starting job in 2016-17.
May 1 - 11:02 PM

Ty Lawson handed out nine assists on Sunday to go along with seven points, six rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes of action.

Frank Vogel recently praised his bench, saying, "This year's bench is going to carry us through stretches. Not just in these closing games but, hopefully, if we clinch a playoff spot, into the playoffs." The bench rewarded his faith tonight, combining for 68 points, a performance that limited all of Indy's starters to 22 minutes or under.
Apr 10 - 9:04 PM

Ty Lawson (illness) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

He is dealing with an upper respiratory infection, but he's fully expected to play despite missing Wednesday's game. With Lawson back in the rotation as the backup PG, Rodney Stuckey will lose a few minutes off the bench and Joe Young likely won't play.
Apr 8 - 10:24 AM

Ty Lawson (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Cavs.

He has an upper respiratory illness and was on the injury report this morning. With Lawson out, Rodney Stuckey and Joe Young could pick up a couple extra minutes. Lawson should be able to return on Friday, but isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues anyway.
Apr 6 - 4:02 PM

Ty Lawson (upper respiratory infection) did not go through shootaround and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

If Lawson can't give it a go tonight, it'll be Rodney Stuckey and Joe Young splitting his minutes, with Stuckey offering the most upside. Lawson has been playing around 20 minutes off the bench in Indiana, so he's not an option in most leagues.
Apr 6 - 11:14 AM

X-rays were negative on Ty Lawson's foot on Thursday.

He's had some problems with his foot and this was just precautionary. Lawson played 20 minutes in his loss with two points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. He has very little fantasy value.
Mar 31 - 9:39 PM

Frank Vogel said that he's considered increasing Ty Lawson's role, but he's hesitant to do so as it would result in someone falling out of the rotation.

Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles figure to take the largest hit if Lawson's role is increased, and it'll be interesting to see if Vogel alters his approach at all for Thursday's game. In Lawson's previous five, he has averaged 15.1 minutes a night to go with 5.8 points, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals. Until his role is increased, Lawson won't be worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 31 - 6:34 PM

Frank Vogel implied that Ty Lawson's minutes will be in the 15 minute range for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

15 minutes isn't enough time for Lawson to produce a meaningful stat line in most settings. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 24 - 6:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
3Isaiah Cousins
4Jordan Farmar
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Ben McLemore
3Garrett Temple
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos
3Georgios Papagiannis