Ty Lawson to Kings: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

August 28th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
A miserable 2015-16 season sent Ty Lawson out on the open market looking for a chance to rejuvenate his career. The Sacramento Kings offered that salvation, signing the veteran point guard to a new deal.

The Kings announced the move Wednesday, per Sam Amick of USA Today, who reported the one-year deal is non-guaranteed. 

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical initially reported the deal Sunday. Wojnarowski noted the New Orleans Pelicans were also interested in the guard, but he met with the Kings and chose Sacramento.

Lawson, 28, split last season between the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers. He finished with averages of 5.7 points and 3.6 assists per game, setting career lows in nearly every major category.

Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk provided his initial take on how Lawson will fit on the Kings roster:

The Kings will start Darren Collison at the point, but Lawson should get a decent run as a backup. Lawson is a solid playmaker and has a spot up shot, when he is right.

What the 28-year-old Lawson also will get is another chance — he hasn't impressed in his past few stops and ...

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