NBA News 2016: Sacramento Kings Take A Chance On Ty Lawson
Ty Lawson’s NBA journey continues with reports that the troubled point guard has been signed up by the Sacramento Kings to a one-year deal.Advertisement
The once explosive 28-year-old guard saw his career on the spiral following disappointing stints with the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers. Lawson has been a far cry from the explosive player everyone remembered when he was with the Denver Nuggets.
With an uncertain future, Lawson was also on the radar of the New Orleans Pelicans. This is despite the fact that Lawson had poor production last season with averages of 5.7 points and 3.6 assists.
Back to the basics
Lawson finds himself in the same position as last year. He gets the chance to redeem his career, which will hopefully not include his off-court issues. He had his struggles with DUI last season but that didn’t stop the Rockets from signing him up, SB Nation reported.
Unfortunately, Lawson failed to jive with James Harden and the Rockets ended up sticking to Patrick Beverly. He barely made a difference with the Pacers as well.
With the Kings, Lawson will fill in the backup guard void. He is expected to play behind Darren Collison. But seeing that Collison has his share of personal problems as well, it will be interesting if he would be given the opportunity to start by head coach Dave Joerger.
Will he blend with DeMarcus Cousins
Another thing worth noting is how Lawson can blend in with the temperamental DeMarcus Cousins. Known to have a short fuse, Cousins becomes the next big man Lawson gets the chance to connect with.
He wasn’t able to get blend in with Dwight Howard last season so that too will be under the radar this coming season. For Lawson, this could be a critical chance to revive his career. Failing yet again could place his career deeper into limbo.