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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ty Lawson scored five points on 1-of-6 shooting (a 3-pointer) vs. the Clippers on Tuesday, adding four assists, two rebounds, three steals and two turnovers in 24 minutes.
The Kings brought him off the bench behind Garrett Temple, so maybe he's not a lock to open the season as the starter -- Darren Collison is suspended for the first eight games. Lawson is already on thin ice with the Kings after missing a team flight on Friday, but the Kings aren't going to suspend him for now. A timeshare right out of the gate with Temple is possible, so this is a tricky situation for fantasy owners. Oct 19 - 12:46 AM

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Ty Lawson won't face a suspension by the Kings, according to general manager Vlade Divac.

Lawson met with Divac after missing a team flight on Friday, but Vlade said the team won't suspend Lawson. "We handle it inside [the] house," Divac said. "He got the message, and we move forward." Lawson is likely to start the first eight games of the season with Darren Collison suspended, but he'll ned to be on his best behavior going forward.
Source: ESPN
Oct 18 - 8:56 AM

Ty Lawson was at practice on Monday.

So apparently the Kings didn't cut him. A video of Lawson, Ben McLemore and Willie Cauley-Stein popped up of the three partying in Las Vegas on Thursday night. Lawson then missed the team flight on Friday, but his agent said the guard received permission -- McLemore and Cauley-Stein made the flight. Lawson will have to be on his best behavior going forward.
Oct 17 - 4:53 PM

Ty Lawson reportedly "must explain himself" to Kings officials after missing the team's flight to Kentucky on Friday.

Lawson reportedly showed up late to shootaround, and then didn't even show up for the trip to Lexington, and it doesn't sound like this was an excused absence. Lawson has been playing well throughout the preseason, but the off-court issues continue to be a constant stumbling block for the talented point guard. He could open the year as Sacramento's starting PG while Darren Collison serves his suspension, but it's unclear what his role will look like when the team is at full strength. Lawson's also playing on a non-guaranteed deal, so the Kings could outright cut him if they don't like his reasoning for missing Friday's flight.
Oct 16 - 2:21 PM

Ty Lawson (personal) will not play on Saturday.

It's unclear what the personal reasons are right now. Lawson is in line to be the starting point guard on opening night with Darren Collison suspended for the first eight games.
Oct 15 - 7:29 PM

Kings head coach Dave Joerger has been impressed with Ty Lawson so far.

While lauding Lawson's leadership abilities, the Kings coach also said he's been impressed with Lawson's play."He’s been very solid, learning the system," Joerger said. "He feels good, I think; he feels confident. I think that’s all very positive and just try to lay [the foundation] down over the long haul when the bumps come." Lawson could get a shot to produce with the Kings (especially with Darren Collison suspended for the first eight games of the season), but his fantasy isn't much more than a late-round flier at this point.
Oct 11 - 11:56 AM

Ty Lawson was effective against Maccabi Haifa during a 135-96 win on Monday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two turnovers in 18 minutes.

He's having a solid preseason and seems to have locked up the backup point guard job. With Darren Collison out for eight games to start the season, Lawson could get a chance to produce. That said, his upside won't be too great due to how the offense will go through DeMarcus Cousins.
Oct 11 - 1:31 AM

Ty Lawson scored seven points with one rebound, three assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 21 minutes on Thursday.

Darren Collison sat out of this game to give Lawson a chance to run with the first unit. Lawson seems to have the opening night staring job locked up with Jordan Farmar only getting 10 minutes and Garrett Temple getting 21 minutes as a combo guard tonight. While Lawson should see minutes in the upper 20s for the first eight games, he likely won't have much value beyond that.
Oct 7 - 1:05 AM

Ty Lawson, Arron Afflalo, Rudy Gay, Kosta Koufos and DeMarcus Cousins will start against the Warriors on Thursday.

Lawson is likely going to be the opening night starter with Darren Collison suspended for the first eight games. He'll have his hands full on the defensive end tonight.
Oct 6 - 9:58 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said that it's been "great" playing with Ty Lawson.

Cousins also praised Lawson's speed in a very DeMarcus-like way, which can be viewed in the link below. Lawson is going to have the opportunity to earn a handful starts to open the year while Darren Collison serves his suspension for domestic violence, although it's unclear what his role will look like once the team is at full strength. Lawson was really bad on two different teams last year, so he's really not worth much more than a late-round flier in deep leagues.
Source: Instagram
Oct 5 - 11:57 AM

Kings coach Dave Joerger said he hopes Ty Lawson's off-court issues are behind him.

"Ty’s strength is going end to end," Joerger said, "and guys love playing with him. Defensively, we’ll find out what he can do. He went through some pretty tough times these past few years. But I’m hoping it’s behind him, because if he is to continue in this league, this year is it. I hope he can say, ‘I’m ready. I’m back on track.’" The Kings are still waiting to hear how long Darren Collison will be suspended for, so there's a really good chance that Lawson will open the season as the starter. He's been very disappointing for the past couple years, so he's more of a deep-league flier for now.
Oct 2 - 9:40 AM

Ty Lawson said that he's been hurt by the perception that he's not a good locker room guy.

"It’s been pretty hurtful, I guess," Lawson said. "Everybody thinks, ‘Ty’s a locker room wrecker,’ I don’t even say stuff in the locker room. I’m quiet, I’m chill. I feel like no one knows who I am." Once viewed as one of the premier point guards in the league, Lawson now finds himself on a minimum level deal in Sacramento trying to prove that he still belongs in the league. He could have some value early on while Darren Collison serves his suspension, but Lawson's long-term outlook isn't all that promising.
Sep 29 - 4:23 PM

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

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.
Aug 31 - 3:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
3Jordan Farmar
4Isaiah Cousins
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Ben McLemore
3Garrett Temple
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Kosta Koufos
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Georgios Papagiannis