Happy Walters Rumors
Sacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson will have to meet with team officials to explain himself after missing the Kings’ recent flight to Kentucky for an exhibition game, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Lawson was late to a Kings shootaround in Las Vegas earlier this week, then missed the team’s East-bound trip before Saturday night’s Sacramento/Washington preseason game at the University of Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, which represented a homecoming of sorts for Kings star DeMarcus Cousins and Wizards counterpart John Wall. The Kings attributed Lawson’s absence from the lineup in Lexington to “personal reasons.” He has since returned to Sacramento, sources said, and faces an uncertain future with his new team after the week’s events. Lawson’s agent, Happy Walters, couldn’t be immediately reached Sunday.
Walters says several teams have shown interest in Harkless, but the small forward wants to re-sign with Portland. However, talks with the Blazers have shown “no movement” in recent days. If Harkless receives an offer from another team, the Blazers will have three days to decide whether to match the offer.
Jonathan Feigen: Ty Lawson’s agent, Happy Walters, confirms talks with Rockets on a buyout. Walters: “We have discussed the possibility of working something out that would both help the Rockets as well as Ty.” @Adrian Wojnarowski first.