Ty Lawson
PG FA
3 months ago

Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Shandong Golden Stars in China, freelance reporter David Pick reports.

EDGE Analysis

There were reports in mid-July that Lawson had secured a contract with the Shanxi Dragons in China, but those were shot down by Lawson on his personal Twitter account. He will indeed play in China next season, however, just with a different squad. Seemingly no NBA teams were interested in his services and/or asking price after he posted 9.9 points, 4.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 25.1 minutes per game with the Kings during the 2016-17 campaign.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
4 months ago

Updating a previous report, Lawson announced on his personal Twitter account that he hasn't signed with the Shanxi Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

EDGE Analysis

Lawson was reportedly slated to head to China following little interest on the open free agent market, but it appears he still has hope of latching on with another NBA team for the upcoming campaign. With the regular season still months away, Lawson will continue to shop around for potential suitors, but he'd likely be no more than a reserve option if he signs with another team. Last year with the Kings, Lawson averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.1 steals across 25.1 minutes.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
4 months ago

Lawson has agreed to a contract with the Shanxi Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association, international writer David Pick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lawson spent the entire 2016-17 campaign with the Kings, averaging 9.9 pints, 2.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.1 steals across 25.1 minutes. He shot 45.4 percent from the field, but also a career-low 28.8 percent from deep, which severely hurts his value in today's NBA landscape. After fielding minimal interest as a free agent, he'll now head overseas to China after eight seasons in the NBA. He'll join Luis Scola as two former players playing for the Shanxi Dragons. There's no word on whether or not Lawson's current deal with come with an opt-out clause in case NBA teams come calling during the upcoming season.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
7 months ago

Lawson will be rested for the Kings' final game of the season Wednesday against the Clippers, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just one game after Lawson dropped his first career triple-double, he will be rested, effectively ending his season. He will finish the year averaging 9.9 points, 4.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 25.1 minutes per game. In his absence, expect Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans to see the bulk of the work at point guard considering that Darren Collison (head) will also be sidelined, as he's dealing with a migraine headache.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
7 months ago

Lawson registered 22 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 9-10 FT), 12 assists, 11 rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in a 129-104 win over the Suns on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

It's the first career triple-double for Lawson, who has turned in his best ball of the season over his last three appearances, recording double-doubles and clearing 20 points in each of those contests. While he's been outstanding for DFS owners, Lawson has been more frustrating for those in season-long leagues due to coach Dave Joerger's tendency to periodically rest his veterans. Lawson has only played in half of the Kings' last three games, and will likely be unavailable for the season finale Wednesday against the Clippers, as Darren Collison (head) is expected to reenter the lineup in his stead.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
7 months ago

Lawson finished with 20 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 11 assists, two rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes during Sunday's 135-128 loss to the Rockets.

EDGE Analysis

Lawson looked fresh after sitting out the past two games for rest, dropping his second straight double-double with at least 20 points and 10 assists. While Lawson continues to demonstrate that he's capable of being a relevant fantasy player, coach Dave Joerger has opted to play his younger players, a category which Lawson does not fall into, much more often after being eliminated from playoff contention. Due to his recent trend of being rested, Lawson likely makes for a drop candidate in the majority of fantasy formats.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
7 months ago

Lawson will draw the start in Sunday's tilt against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Darren Collison (rest), Tyreke Evans (rest) and Arron Afflalo (rest) all sidelined for Sunday's tilt, Lawson will draw the start at point guard. He's been absent for the past two Kings' games due to rest and has averaged 26.1 minutes per game since the All-Star break -- a possible indication of his workload for Sunday's contest.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
7 months ago

Lawson will not play in Friday's game against the Lakers due to rest purposes, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 in Sacramento reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lawson was removed from Tuesday's game against the Mavericks to rest, and that rest will continue on into Friday's contest despite two days of rest in between. Darren Collison is active once again and will likely get the start at point guard, while Langston Galloway is in line to serve as the primary backup in Lawson's absence.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
8 months ago

Lawson will sit out Tuesday's game against the Mavericks for rest, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 (KXTV) Sacramento reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Kings continue to rest some of their veterans down the stretch, with Darren Collison and Kosta Koufos also getting the night off Tuesday. Langston Galloway is the only other true point guard on the roster with both Lawson and Collison out, and should see extended minutes, while both Garrett Temple and Tyreke Evans could also spend more time as a ball handler.

Ty Lawson
PG FA
8 months ago

Lawson recorded 21 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 11-14 FT), 11 assists, two rebounds and one steal across 25 minutes during a 123-117 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Lawson turned in possibly his best performance of the season as he paired the scoring and distributing together to gather his first double-double of the season. He also got to the free throw line a season-high 14 times. He vastly outplayed starting point guard Darren Collison, who scored just seven points across 26 minutes. Lawson has scored in double figures in his last four games played. He may be given some more rest as the regular season comes to a close.