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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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Updating a previous item, Ty Lawson said he has not signed to play in China.
This is coming straight from Lawson, so sources don't get much more credible than that. Lawson is still a free agent and is coming off a strong year with the Kings as the backup point guard behind Darren Collison. He may eventually wind up in China, but it sounds like it's not a done deal yet. Jul 18 - 8:29 PM

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Ty Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Shanxi Dragons of China.

Lawson had an okay year with the Kings this past season, compiling averages of 9.9 points, 4.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game, but most teams around the league have already filled the point guard position, so the market never really materialized for Lawson. It's not currently clear if his CBA contract will include an NBA-out clause, but he'll definitely be making more money overseas this season than he could in the NBA.
Jul 18 - 7:09 PM

Ty Lawson has fielded calls from multiple teams, including the Timberwolves, Kings, Thunder and Pelicans.

Lawson may have to wait until the remaining top-tier point guards find homes before he inks a new deal. He has had some issues off the floor, but Lawson served as a solid backup last season in Sacramento, where he averaged 9.9 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 25.1 minutes.
Jul 1 - 11:08 AM

The Kings and Ty Lawson have "some mutual interest" in a meeting at 12:01 EDT on Saturday morning, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

The Kings had a solid start to their offseason on draft night, so they may be more geared to give their young players more minutes. Still, Lawson exceeded most expectations last year, averaging 9.9 points, 4.4 assists and 0.8 steals in 69 games. Assuming they don't bring Darren Collison back, they'll need to add a veteran point guard to play with De'Aaron Fox.
Jun 30 - 2:50 PM

Ty Lawson (rest) is out for Wednesday night against the Clippers.

His season will end on a high note with a triple-double consisting of 22 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Lawson was not even a lock to make the roster back in October, but he finished the year with 17.3 points per game on an incredible 68.1 percent from the field in his final six games. Despite a rocky couple of years, Lawson is back on track. For tonight, expect Langston Galloway to get heavy run with Tyreke Evans getting spot PG minutes.
Apr 12 - 5:31 PM

Ty Lawson recorded the first triple-double of his career in a 129-104 win over the Suns on Tuesday, scoring 22 points with 12 assists and 11 rebounds.

In case it's not obvious, the NBA can get a little weird in April. Lawson hit 6-of-10 shots from the field and 9-of-10 from the line in 31 minutes with one steal and one triple, and he took advantage of some extra usage with Darren Collison resting. Lawson has rested in six out of the last 15 games for the Kings, so there's a good chance that he sits out of the season finale against the Clippers on Wednesday.
Apr 12 - 1:16 AM

Ty Lawson returned from a rest day to finish Sunday's game with 20 points, 11 assists, two rebounds and one steal, making 7-of-12 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws.

It was Darren Collison's turn to rest tonight, and Lawson took full advantage of the starting gig. He did his damage in just 28 minutes but owners should view tonight's line skeptically -- he was facing the fast-paced Rockets, and is liable to be rested in one of the Kings' final games.
Apr 9 - 9:13 PM

Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple, Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein will start Sunday vs. the Rockets.

Lawson and Temple will be returning from rest days, and they'll be replacing Darren Collison (rest) and Arron Afflalo (rest) in the starting five. Lawson could be forced into heavy minutes tonight, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer.

Ty Lawson (rest) will not play against the Lakers on Friday night.

It's another day off for Lawson, who did not play on Tuesday either. Darren Collison should get some heavy minutes at the one with Langston Galloway backing him up.
Apr 7 - 4:40 PM

Ty Lawson and Darren Collison are both resting vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday.

The tank rolls on. Arron Afflalo (back), Kosta Koufos (rest) and Anthony Tolliver (hip) are also out, so the Kings are going to be very short-handed tonight. Garrett Temple, Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway will likely run the offense tonight, but most fantasy owners will want to ignore anyone not named Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Apr 4 - 8:37 PM

Ty Lawson scored 21 points with 11 assists in Saturday's win over the Wolves.

Apparently the maintenance day on Friday worked for Lawson, as he was a team-high +18 in the win. He hit 5-of-8 field goals and 11-of-14 from the line, adding two rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes. As good as he was in this one, Lawson is a candidate to rest on any given night.
Apr 1 - 10:55 PM

Ty Lawson (rest) will not play Friday night vs. the Pelicans.

The Kings will also be without Arron Afflalo (personal), Kosta Koufos (rest) and Anthony Tolliver (rest) on Friday. Darren Collison should see an uptick in playing time with Lawson sidelined. Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway and may see a few additional minutes as well.
Mar 31 - 12:38 PM

Ty Lawson (quad) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. Utah.

The Kings are leaning into their youth movement and it's impossible to rely on Lawson down the stretch, but at least he might give deep-league owners something tonight.
Mar 29 - 8:57 PM

Ty Lawson (quad) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

If Lawson is out, that will leave just Darren Collison, Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield and Ben McLemore as the only available players in Sacramento's backcourt. Hield has been playing very well as of late, although with 10 games on a slate and a tough matchup vs. the Jazz, he's not necessarily a must-start guy. Lawson has been hit-or-miss this season, but typically when Collison and Tyreke Evans are active, it's a miss.
Mar 29 - 5:55 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2De'Aaron Fox
3Frank Mason
SG1Buddy Hield
2Bogdan Bogdanovic
3Garrett Temple
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Justin Jackson
2Vince Carter
PF1Skal Labissiere
2Zach Randolph
3Harry Giles
C1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Kosta Koufos
3Georgios Papagiannis