NBA Trade News: League Bans Ty Lawson For Two Games, Rockets Look For Trade
Last week the Houston Rockets management denied any trade talks regarding Ty Lawson, though initially the team-management was eyeing trade for him. The struggling point-guard has been banned by the league for two games due to 2014 DUI charges.Advertisement
And the Rockets are finally looking to trade Lawson. The League is awaiting a legal resolution on the issue, before announcing the ban, as per it’s rules. Lawson has reached a legal resolution for his cases.
Lawson was traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Rockets in this summer. But Lawson’s combination on-court with James Harden didn’t click. In the trade, Rockets gave up four players and a future draft pick to Denver to acquire Lawson, though later the Nuggets released all four of them.
Lawson’s representatives are also investigating his trade value in the free agency market, according to multiple sources.
His two day suspension begins on Saturday, as he was driving while being intoxicated when Lawson was returning from a party in Denver back in January, it requires to be seen whether his trade value has diminished or not. The Rockets will be hosting the Los Angeles Clipper on Saturday, and the point-guard is expected to lose his starting job. Lawson can appeal the suspension through players union, and according to sources he has a burning desire to feature on Christmas Day game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Lawson faces a hearing on January 14, which could land him in jail for 180 days.
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