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Ty Lawson
PPG RPG APG
15.2 3.1 9.6
Team: HoustonHeight: 5-11 Born: 11/3/1987
Position: PGWeight: 195 Birthplace: Clinton, Maryland
College: North CarolinaDraft: 1st Round 18th pick by Timberwolves (2009)


Latest News
July 19 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST7:25 UAE (+1)05:2523:25 ET10:25 PM CT2:25 - The Denver Nuggets have agreed to send point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets. The Nuggets will get a lottery protected first-round pick in 2016 along with Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni and Joey Dorsey in the deal that also sends a future second-round pick to Houston.
Analysis: Lawson would give the Rockets needed depth at point guard with Patrick Beverley, though is currently dealing with off-the-court issues. He entered a 30-day residential treatment program for alcohol last week after his second DUI arrest.
July 17 12:41 PM PT1:41 PM MT2:41 PM CT3:41 PM ET19:41 GMT3:41 12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST23:41 UAE21:4115:41 ET2:41 PM CT18:41 - Lawson won't face DUI charges in California and Colorado until completing a 30-day residential treatment program.
Analysis: Lawson was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was arrested in Denver for the same thing in January.
July 16 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST20:11 UAE18:1112:11 ET11:11 AM CT15:11 - Colorado prosecutors want Lawson to use an alcohol monitoring device after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for a second time this year.
Analysis: Lawson was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday and is scheduled to stand trial in a Denver DUI case next month. After his January arrest in Denver, Lawson was ordered not to drink alcohol and not violate any laws as part of his bond. Prosecutors now are asking a judge to require him to use a device, such as an ankle bracelet, that monitors the body for alcohol.
July 14 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST19:50 UAE17:5011:50 ET10:50 AM CT14:50 - Lawson has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol - his second DUI arrest this year. Lawson was arrested on suspicion of DUI last January in Denver. He is expected in court in that case on Friday.
Analysis: California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy says Lawson was driving at a high rate of speed before being pulled over around 2 a.m. Tuesday on state Route 101 in Hollywood. Cassidy says Lawson displayed several signs of intoxication. Jail records show he was released on $5,000 bail.
Apr. 11 9:22 PM PT10:22 PM MT11:22 PM CT12:22 AM ET4:22 GMT12:22 9:22 PM MST11:22 PM EST8:22 UAE06:220:22 ET11:22 PM CT3:22 - Lawson had 19 points and 18 assists in Friday's double-overtime loss to Dallas.
Analysis: Lawson's scoring has been up and down, but he's averaging a career-high 9.6 assists.
Feb. 18 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST1:08 UAE (+1)22:0816:08 ET3:08 PM CT19:08 - Lawson missed the Denver Nuggets' first practice after the All-Star break and coach Brian Shaw is looking into the reason why before handing out any sort of punishment.
Analysis: Shaw said travel issues may have caused the absence. He also said he might hold Lawson out of the starting lineup Friday.
Feb. 10 11:45 PM PT12:45 AM MT1:45 AM CT2:45 AM ET7:45 GMT15:45 12:45 AM MST2:45 AM EST11:45 UAE08:452:45 ET1:45 AM CT5:45 - Lawson had 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting in a 124-114 loss to Oklahoma City on Monday night, the Denver Nuggets' sixth in a row.
Analysis: The point guard is averaging 21.7 points and shooting 59.0 percent in his last three games. He went 5 of 7 from 3-point range Monday.
Feb. 7 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST9:00 UAE06:000:00 ET11:00 PM CT3:00 - Lawson turned in solid fantasy numbers Friday.
Analysis: Lawson had 20 points and nine assists as he made sure he produced on a night when the Nuggets were blown out in their 12th loss in 13 games. That's the mark of a true fantasy pro.
Feb. 4 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CT1:42 - Lawson finally got back on track with 23 points against Boston on Wednesday.
Analysis: Lawson had averaged just 7.3 points on 25.7 percent shooting over the previous four games. Hopefully Wednesday's performance is a sign of things to come.
Jan. 30 10:44 PM PT11:44 PM MT12:44 AM CT1:44 AM ET6:44 GMT14:44 11:44 PM MST1:44 AM EST10:44 UAE07:441:44 ET12:44 AM CT4:44 - Lawson had another ugly night from the field in Thursday's loss to Memphis, scoring nine points on 3-of-11 shooting.
Analysis: Lawson had been 2 of 12 for five points a night earlier at New Orleans, but at least redeemed himself with 13 assists. He recorded only six helpers Thursday.
Jan. 23 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST22:57 UAE19:5713:57 ET12:57 PM CT16:57 - Denver police say they have arrested Lawson for investigation of driving under the influence. In a statement, the police said Lawson was stopped after an officer saw a car being driven fast and carelessly early Friday.
Analysis: The Nuggets said the team was aware of the arrest and would have no further comment.
Jan. 19 8:56 PM PT9:56 PM MT10:56 PM CT11:56 PM ET4:56 GMT12:56 9:56 PM MST11:56 PM EST8:56 UAE05:5623:56 ET10:56 PM CT2:56 - Lawson had 19 points Monday.
Analysis: Lawson faces the Spurs next. He is averaging 9.6 points on 29.6 percent shooting in his last five games - all losses - versus the Spurs.
Dec. 29 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE06:050:05 ET11:05 PM CT3:05 - Lawson scored 28 points in Denver's loss to Toronto on Sunday.
Analysis: The sixth-year point guard has now reached the 20-point mark eight times this season.
Dec. 3 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET6:06 GMT14:06 11:06 PM MST1:06 AM EST10:06 UAE07:061:06 ET12:06 AM CT4:06 - Lawson had 24 points and 13 assists in Tuesday's 105-103 loss to Portland.
Analysis: Lawson has posted double-digit assists in six straight games, a stretch during which he's averaged 12.5. He's second in the NBA with 10.3 dimes per game.
Dec. 2 9:34 PM PT10:34 PM MT11:34 PM CT12:34 AM ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST9:34 UAE06:340:34 ET11:34 PM CT3:34 - Lawson scored the go-ahead basket with 29.6 seconds left and finished with 15 points and 12 assists for his seventh double-double in eight games in Monday's win at Utah.
Analysis: Lawson is averaging 16.2 points and a career-high 10.1 assists per game.
Nov. 27 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT3:29 - Lawson had 17 points and dished out 12 more assists in Wednesday's loss at Phoenix.
Analysis: Lawson is averaging what would be a career-high 10.0 assists, tied for the NBA's second-best mark.
Nov. 26 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST10:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CT4:05 - Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists in Tuesday's win over Chicago.
Analysis: Lawson has been an assist machine during Denver's 6-1 run, posting 11.9 dimes per game.
Nov. 24 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:580:58 ET11:58 PM CT3:58 - Lawson notched another double-double Sunday.
Analysis: Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists in a virtuoso effort. Use him Tuesday against the Bulls, who figure to be without superstar Derrick Rose.
Nov. 19 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST8:04 UAE05:0423:04 ET10:04 PM CT2:04 - Lawson notched a double-double Wednesday.
Analysis: Lawson conjured up 15 points and 15 assists, giving him a whopping 46 assists in his last four games. Fantasy owners should ride him since he is hot.
Nov. 18 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - Lawson had 24 points and 12 assists in Monday's surprising 106-97 win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Lawson shot 9 of 18 but went 0 for 6 from 3-point range. He's gone 8 of 27 (29.6 percent) from beyond the arc thus far, way off his career mark of 37.3 percent.
Nov. 13 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - Lawson had a season-high 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting Wednesday, but Denver lost its sixth in a row, 130-113 to Portland.
Analysis: Lawson was averaging 13.6 points and shooting 40.0 percent in his first five games. He was 4 of 5 from 3-point range Wednesday after going 1 for 7 to start this season.
Nov. 9 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)04:3622:36 ET9:36 PM CT1:36 - Lawson had 18 points and eight assists Sunday.
Analysis: Lawson returned after missing a game with a sore left ankle.
Nov. 7 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST6:25 UAE (+1)03:2521:25 ET8:25 PM CT0:25 - Lawson will miss the game Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sore left ankle.
Analysis: The team announced the injury shortly before the opening tip. Nate Robinson will start in his place. The speedy Lawson was hampered in the preseason by a balky hamstring. He's averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 assists this season.

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