NBA News: Ty Lawson Signs For Indiana Pacers, Sustains Injury In First Game Against Spurs
Ty Lawson will now try to redeem his career with the Indiana Pacers. The guard has recently signed with the Indiana franchise and played for a few minutes against San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Unfortunately for him, he also picked up a minor injury.Advertisement
Lawson was engaged in advanced talks with the Pacers as we have previously reported. The 5’11”, 195-pounds Lawson reached a buy-out agreement with the Houston Rockets last month and he marked his seventh season in the NBA. After spending six years at Denver Nuggets, Lawson signed for the Houston Rockets this year. But his venture with the Rockets failed.
Lawson is now expected to add speed to Pacers’ back-court. “We’re glad to have Ty come play with the Pacers for this final run of the season,” said Pacers’ President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird, according to Real GM. “We think he brings added speed to our backcourt, he can get up and down the floor and he helps strengthen our second unit.”
Lawson, who has averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 assists per game in his career, is keen to face the new challenge.
“This is a good opportunity for me to come here, try to help the Pacers win and get into the playoffs,” said Lawson. “I’m just ready to play and do whatever is needed.” Lawson immediately started his stint with the Indiana Pacers, coming in at the late minutes of the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs. He received a warm welcome in the form of applause from the audience as he dons the white Indiana jersey and white head band, hours after signing with the Pacers. After showing flashes of his talent, he sustained an injury and couldn’t finish the game due to a sprained left foot, as reported by the Indy Star.