He has had some issues off the floor, but Lawson served as a solid backup last season in Sacramento, where he averaged 9.9 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 25.1 minutes.DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities want probation revoked for Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson after they say he tested positive for alcohol three times in the last six months and failed to complete required public service in a 2015 drunken driving case.The 28-year-old averaged 5.8 points and 3.4 assists per game, and the Rockets had a minus-8.1 net rating when he was on the floor, per
Depending on how his March 22 hearing goes, Lawson might not get another chance. He was driving a white Mercedes and police clocked him at 61 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.
Lawson has several driving incidents on his record, but the one for which he’d receive probation took place on Jan. At the time, the 5’11" Lawson was the Nuggets’ leading scorer and regarded as one of the NBA’s better point guards. Through Lawson’s drunken appearance, slurred speech and strong odor of alcohol, officers quickly determined that Lawson was intoxicated.
Lawson admitted to officers he had consumed alcohol that evening, and then failed a roadside sobriety test.
Lawson had been rumored to be headed to China for the past month now, which makes sense considering every NBA squad at the moment is set at the point guard position.
He might be able to latch on with an NBA team once the CBA season concludes, but Lawson's been a non-factor in fantasy hoops for the past two seasons and that trend is unlikely to change.