Nevertheless, Lawson’s strong performance with Shangdong of the CBA, including 55 points in his final game, has merited deeper inspection, league sources said. Lawson is expected to get the opportunity prior to the All-Star break to make a case to Washington about signing him, league sources said.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: The Washington Wizards are seriously considering signing guard Ty Lawson, league sources tell ESPN. Discussions are ongoing. Lawson, 30, played for Shangdong of the China Basketball Association this season.
Harrison Wind: Lawson’s averages for Shangdong this season: 26 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2.5 steals. Shooting 56% from the field, 41% from three. twitter.com/wojespn/status…
Former Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association, team sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: NBA free-agent PG Ty Lawson signed with Shandong some time ago. $2.4M net with bonuses that can push his deal to $3M total.
Free agent guard Ty Lawson has not signed with any team in China, agent Larry Fox confirms to HoopsHype. “Several teams have expressed interest in Ty from China and there have been discussions and Ty has expressed mutual interest,” Fox said. “In addition, several NBA teams are interested in Ty, Ty is weighing his options and no decision has yet been made.”
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Kings free-agent PG Ty Lawson reached agreement to sign in China with Luis Scola and the Shanxi Dragons. pic.twitter.com/ERpx9mYUvH
Ty Lawson: I haven’t signed in China!!!!!
Darren Wolfson: As Taylor said on podcast, backup PG is a want. Ty Lawson is one #Twolves have called on. So have Pelicans, OKC, Kings. Secondary priority.
Jason Jones: Sounds as if there’s still some mutual interest between the Kings and Ty Lawson as 9:01 p.m. approaches
The Kings will need to address their point guard situation with Darren Collison and Ty Lawson both being unrestricted free agents. On Thursday, Divac said it was “too early to say” if the Kings will attempt to bring those veterans back.
The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent guard Ty Lawson, according to Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Sam Amick: Kings officially announce the Ty Lawson addition. As an addendum, I’m told his one-year deal is nonguaranteed.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Ty Lawson has agreed on a one-year deal with Sacramento, league sources tell @TheVertical.
Garrett Temple: Welcome to the squad boy!!! @TyLawson3
“It would be big to be back to my old self again. Also, it’s not for just me, it’s for my parents,” Lawson told The Undefeated. “They have had a hard time seeing what I’ve been going through. I know they hear the little comments at NBA games. To make them proud again would mean the world to me.”
What do you say to prospective teams when they ask you about your alcohol problems? Ty Lawson: Things happened in the media because I drank and drove. But I’m not a person out here like everyone thinks that I’m drunk all day. No, I don’t do that. A lot of my friends, we go out and celebrate. But I’m not that person in the morning getting drunk before practice. I think there is a big misconception about what everybody thinks. That’s what I basically tell them. I keep it honest.
Thinking back to your time with the Nuggets, if you could go back in time, what would you have done differently or have changed? Ty Lawson: I probably should have let the agent handle the situation more than me speaking out loud. That is probably what I would want to take back from it. Everything happens for a reason, I believe. Everything that happened last season is going to make me a stronger, better player.
Indiana also looked into the possibility of re-signing guard Ty Lawson, who has engaged in talks elsewhere as well, sources said.
The Kings have yet to inquire about his services, but that won’t stop Lawson from working hard and being open to signing with Sacramento. When I asked him if he was interested in playing for the Kings and playing for Dave Joerger, he quickly responded, “Of course.”
SLAM: It’s easy to write a guy off when there is a personal issue or production slips. What needs to happen for the League to see that Ty Lawson we came to know and love in Denver? Ty Lawson: Man, I just need an opportunity. That’s all. I just need a team to believe in me and see my strengths because I do feel like people have written me off some. To see everyone talking about Mike Conley is the only top point guard of this free agency…I don’t know, but it feels like a slap in the face and is motivating me. I just need the opportunity to get back to playing my style. I feel like I will show anyone that I’m still that same player who played so well in Denver. You can forget what you knew and everything that you read about me last year because this year, it’s a new Ty Lawson.
SLAM: Are you open to any new system or do you want to get back to one that best utilizes your strengths and skill sets? Ty Lawson: I would definitely prefer an uptempo style of offense, fast paced, but just learning from my situation last year has been key for me. I’ve been working hard on my spot-up jumpers, creating my shots off one-on-ones plus in the half court offense; coming off pick and rolls and just things like that. An uptempo style is what I’m more comfortable with, but this summer is all about working on different half-court sets as well and playing more off the ball because I guess that’s where the NBA is going now. The NBA is not just one person handling the ball the majority of the time now, so I’ve just been working on a lot of game-type situations where I’m off the ball, but an uptempo style would suit me great.
SLAM: Can you just summarize what last season was like for you? Ty Lawson: It was tough. Going into the season with Houston, we thought we were going to be one of the top teams and a title contender. I guess it just wasn’t a good fit on all ends. From not having the ball in my hands to everything that was going down in Houston, it just wasn’t a good fit. It was tough going from starting and playing well to coming off the bench, then not playing and going through every process that there is in the NBA in one season. Being waived, to going to another team and then having to go out there and get used to everyone so quickly. It was a tough situation but this season I’m just ready to come in, go to work, remain focused and go hard.
The likelihood of Lawson re-signing after he joined the team in March took a significant hit last week when president Larry Bird acquired Jeff Teague in a three-team trade to be the projected starting point guard. Another league source said Ty Lawson intends to sign with another team.
It’s not a strong crop of free-agent point guards, with Memphis’ Mike Conley leading the top tier. Resurgent Rajon Rondo, Carmelo Anthony’s choice, is next, but some in the organization believe he hangs onto the ball too much. Brandon Jennings, D.J. Augustin, Ty Lawson, Jeremy Lin, Miami’s unsung Tyler Johnson, Aaron Brooks and Mario Chalmers are also free agents. Sources have indicated the Knicks consider Lawson’s off-court issues too big a risk and Lin’s defense too gaping.
The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have signed point guard Ty Lawson. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Lawson, 5-11, 195-pounds is in his seventh year in the NBA. He played his first six seasons with Denver before Houston acquired him last summer. He averaged 5.8 points per game and 3.4 assists with the Rockets in 53 games this season before the Rockets waived him last week. For his career, Lawson has averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 assists per game. Lawson, who played collegiately at North Carolina, was a first-round pick (18th overall) in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Jared Zwerling: Lawson official to Pacers. Larry Bird: “Brings added speed to our backcourt, can get up & down the floor & helps strengthen our 2nd unit.”
Jeff Zillgitt: Ty Lawson plans to sign his deal with Pacers on Monday and be available for Spurs game that night, I’ve been told.
Free-agent guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told The Vertical.
Lawson, 28, is expected to report to Indiana on Sunday. Lawson is expected to fill a backup role to guard George Hill.
Guard Ty Lawson is engaged in serious discussions with the Indiana Pacers on a deal, league sources told The Vertical. Lawson has had traction with two other teams on the market, but discussions with the Pacers have grown the most serious, league sources said.
Shams Charania: Free-agent guard Ty Lawson is in strong discussions on a possible deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell The Vertical.
Rambis on Tuesday confirmed that Ty Lawson, recently bought out by the Houston Rockets, has been on option discussed by Knicks management. “There’s a lot of names that have been bantered about,” Rambis said. “… We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but those are all names that have all come up.”
Marc Berman: Though Kurt Rambis said Ty Lawson’s name has come up, #Knicks appear like they won’t make a play, according to a source.
Lawson has no predetermined post-buyout destination, but would be eligible for a new team’s playoff roster because he met the league’s March 1 waiver deadline.
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Drew Shiller: Klay made it clear he wants to stay with Warriors his whole career. When asked by Woj about playing the “free-agent game,” Klay said: “I’m gonna get a lot of questions about it. It’s become pretty robotic with what I say. So I’m sorry. But it’s just the nature of the beast.”