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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ty Lawson (knee) returned to action in Monday's game against the Grizzlies, finishing with 10 points over 19 minutes.
Lawson was a late scratch Sunday due to a stiff right knee, but he didn't seem to be terribly impacted by the ailment. He drew plenty of contact, getting to the line 10 times in his 19 minutes while converting six times from the stripe. If you normally rely upon him in seasonal play he can safely be plugged back into the lineup. Mar 28 - 1:59 AM

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Ty Lawson (right knee stiffness) was a late scratch vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

Lawson's injury wasn't reported until well after the game began, so this will burn more than a few owners in DFS and deep leagues. He's a perpetual DNP risk even when healthy, and there should be many more reliable options on the waiver wire.
Mar 26 - 3:57 PM

Ty Lawson will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

With both Darren Collison (rest) and Tyreke Evans (rest) getting back to the court tonight, Lawson's value figures to take a pretty sizeable hit. He's not a great option today with 10 games on the slate.
Mar 26 - 3:45 PM

Ty Lawson says he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after getting through a court appearance on Thursday.

Lawson denied he violated his probation stemming from a drunken driving case in 2015 and had his next hearing pushed back to May 4. This means he will not be disciplined by the NBA this season. Lawson started at PG on Friday vs. the Warriors and finished with 20 points, two assists and two 3-pointers. "He looked much more relieved," said coach Dave Joerger. "He was the Ty that we know that he is still."
Mar 25 - 10:43 AM

Ty Lawson scored 20 points with two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Warriors on Friday.

He did his damage early with 18 points in the first half, but the Kings went away from him in the second half. Considering Lawson will likely be rested for several games, he can stay on the wire in fantasy.
Mar 25 - 2:46 AM

Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos are starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

The Kings are starting Lawson, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein. Lawson was rested last game, but he's looking at a heavy workload tonight with Darren Collison resting this time around. He's still a low-end option going forward.
Mar 24 - 10:14 PM

Ty Lawson denied that he violated his probation is a court hearing on Thursday.

The Associated Press reported that Lawson "wanted his vehicle equipped with an interlock device that would test him for alcohol consumption so he could prove he's not drinking." The judge agreed and will hold another hearing in May to determine if Lawson should face more severe punishment. Thus, it appears he won't face any discipline from the NBA this season. Lawson may have to deal with a suspension at the start of the 2017-18 season, depending on what happens in his next court hearing.
Mar 24 - 10:13 AM

Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos will both be rested for Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

Darren Collison and Langston Galloway should pick up extra minutes with Lawson out of the picture, while Koufos' absence opens things up for Georgios Papagiannis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere.

Ty Lawson returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday with 11 points, three rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Suns.

After Lawson rested on Monday, it was Darren Collison's turn tonight. Lawson is likely going to get multiple rest days going forward, so he's just going to be too annoying to own in fantasy.
Mar 16 - 2:36 AM

Ty Lawson (rest) will get a planned day to rest for Monday's game against the Magic.

With Lawson on the shelf, look for Darren Collison to play a ton of minutes with Langston Galloway also figuring in. The shorthanded Kings are resting a ton of players despite the fact several guards, including Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Malachi Richardson (hamstring), are out with injuries. It's good news if you have a lot of exposure to Collison in DFS play. He figures to be the biggest winner running the show.
Mar 13 - 9:20 PM

Ty Lawson has a probation violation hearing on March 22 that could result in a jail sentence if the judge at the hearing determines that Lawson violated the terms of his probation

The Denver Post previously reported that Lawson has failed three alcohol tests since last September and failed to perform 48 hours of required community service. According to SI, the judge "could rule that Lawson must serve time - most likely a matter of days - in jail." The NBA and the Kings could also punish Lawson if he is found to have violated the terms of his probation. Darren Collison would see an uptick in playing time and fantasy value if Lawson misses time.
Mar 11 - 11:09 AM

Ty Lawson's attorney refuted a report by TMZ that suggested that a bench warrant has been issued in Denver for the arrest of his client.

"Reports that there is a warrant out for Mr. Lawson’s arrest are incorrect," Lawson’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said. "On March 22, 2016, the court reset this matter for March 22, 2017, to review Mr. Lawson’s probation status. All related matters will be reviewed by the court at that time." Kings coach Dave Joerger said he has no concern about the situation, while Lawson wouldn't comment. We'll know more after Mar. 22, but for now Lawson's fantasy owners shouldn't concern themselves with this.
Mar 9 - 9:19 AM

Shifting to a bench role on Wednesday, Ty Lawson posted eight points, three assists and one rebound in 24 minutes vs. the Spurs.

Lawson came in averaging 14.5 points and 7.3 assists in his previous four games, but tonight he was stuck in an even timeshare with starting PG Darren Collison (five points in 24 minutes). Deploy him at your own risk during Sacramento's back-to-back set this Friday and Saturday.
Mar 9 - 1:01 AM

A bench warrant has been issued in Denver for the arrest of Ty Lawson after he reportedly violated his probation terms.

Lawson allegedly failed three alcohol tests and also failed to complete the community service portion of his sentencing, so he's now scheduled to appear for a probation violation hearing in Denver on March 22. If these allegations are true, Lawson could face a fine or suspension from the league, but for now, we expect him to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 8 - 1:59 PM

Ty Lawson is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Jazz.

Lawson gets the nod over Ben McLemore. He is averaging 13.0 points and 9.0 assists over his past two games, bouncing back from an egg-laying last Saturday against the Hornets. The Kings starting five is a fluid situation, but as long as Lawson is starting he is a decent option in leagues of 12 or more teams and a solid mid-tier DFS play.
Mar 5 - 6:08 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
3Langston Galloway
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Buddy Hield
3Garrett Temple
4Ben McLemore
5Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Tyreke Evans
PF1Kosta Koufos
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Georgios Papagiannis