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Rockets coach Kevin McHale said the Rockets would attempt to play Lawson and Patrick Beverley together in the backcourt "a lot" this season, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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The Denver Nuggets traded guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets on Sunday for four players and a two draft picks, according to Yahoo Sports. The Nuggets acquired forwards Kostas Papanikolaou and Joey Dorsey, guards Pablo Prigioni and Nick Johnson, a 2016 protected first-round pick and a 2017 protected second-round pick from the Rockets. First-round pick Emmanuel Mudiay will replace Lawson at point guard in Denver. Lawson, meanwhile, will send Patrick Beverley to the bench for the Rockets. Lawson was recently arrested for driving under the influence for the second time in six months and reportedly had been on the trade block prior to his latest incident. He will enter a rehab program for at least 30 days, and it is not believed he will face league discipline. In his sixth season in 2014-15, Lawson averaged a career-high 9.6 assists while adding 15.2 points and shooting 34.1 percent from three-point range.

Ty Lawson PG HOU 3 months ago

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson will enter a 30-day rehab program at a facility in Malibu, California, according to ESPN. Lawson was arrested and charged with driving under the influence last week, his second violation of this nature in the last six months. "We will be handling the personal needs of the defendant," said Lawson's lawyer, Harvey Steinberg. "Now we have a new situation to deal with. This program will ensure his sobriety." The 26-year-old has been involved in trade rumors dating back to last season, and his most recent violation, combined with the Nuggets' selection of point guard Emmanuel Mudiay in last month's draft virtually assures that he will not be with the team next season. The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets are reportedly interested in acquiring Lawson, though any trade talks will likely be on hold until he completes his rehab program in August.

Ty Lawson PG HOU 3 months ago

Lawson was arrested Tuesday morning in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence, the Denver Post reports.

Lawson was arrested in January on the same allegation, and he pleaded guilty to underage drinking and driving back in 2008 when he was at North Carolina. The Nuggets didn't hide their displeasure with the January incident, which occurred less than 24 hours before the team had a game. Lawson has been the subject of frequent trade rumors, particularly since the Nuggets drafted Emmanuel Mudiay, but this latest incident could make it harder for the team to get a strong return. Once one or both of his cases is/are resolved, Lawson may draw a suspension from the NBA.

Ty Lawson PG HOU 3 months ago

Lawson, already the subject of many trade rumors, could now find himself out of Denver after the drafting of Emmanuel Mudiay with the seventh pick in the NBA Draft.

If Lawson does remain in Denver, it's likely he remains the starter for at least the beginning of the season, but that would be unlikely to hold for the duration of the campaign. If he is traded, Lawson should be able to approximate the 15.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 9.6 assists he averaged last season.

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Lawson logged averages of 15.2 points (44% FG, 34% 3Pt, 73% FT), 3.1 rebounds, 9.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 36 minutes per game through 75 regular season games in 2014-15.

Rumors have been swirling that the Nuggets are pursuing a deal to move Lawson, who turns 28 in November and is set to earn nearly $26 million over the next two seasons. Regardless of which team Lawson is playing with in 2015-16, he's proven to be a reliable source of assists during his six years in the league, and a new setting is unlikely to change that.

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Lawson (rest) will not play in Monday's game against the Clippers.

Lawson will take a seat to rest since the Nuggets are out of playoff contention. His next opportunity to play will be against the Warriors on Wednesday.

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Lawson notched a double-double Friday against the Mavericks with 19 points, five rebounds, and 18 assists in 52 minutes of action.

Lawson is averaging just 14.3 points and 9.0 assists over the last four games in spite of Friday's performance. He's played better early in the season, but regardless, he's producing enough to be owned in all leagues.

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Lawson (forearm) posted 16 points, three rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 39 minutes of action Wednesday against the Lakers.

Lawson missed just one game due to a sore forearm, but appears good to go moving forward. Still, he's been struggling of late, averaging just 12.8 points, 6.3 assists, and 0.8 steals over the last four games. In spite of his relative lack of production, he's still contributing heavily in the assists category, which makes him a valuable asset in most formats.

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Lawson (forearm) is expected to take the floor Wednesday against the Lakers, the Denver Post reports.

Lawson was scratched from Saturday's tilt due to a forearm injury, but with three additional days of rest, he's closing in on active status Wednesday. If he plays, he'll direct the Nuggets' offense, per usual.