Ty Lawson
Ty Lawson
30-Year-Old GuardG
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ty Lawson in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $11,901 contract with the Wizards in April of 2018.
Flirts with double-double in Game 2
GWashington Wizards
April 17, 2018
Lawson totaled 14 points (4-10 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists and three rebounds across 31 minutes in Tuesday's 130-119 loss to the Raptors.
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After signing a deal with the Wizards just under a week ago, Lawson came out in Game 2 and played 31 minutes off the bench, providing a spark shooting from deep by connecting on four threes. After seeing no time in Game 1, Lawson saw more run than anyone expected, and it seems as though the team is comfortable letting him operate as the third guard in the rotation with John Wall and Bradley Beal for the rest of the series.
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The newly-acquired Lawson averaged 15.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 9.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 36 minutes per game through 75 games for the Nuggets last season. The six-year veteran shot 44 percent from the field and 24 percent from the three-point line. Following a contentious season that saw Lawson distance himself from the team at the same time that he was dealing with personal issues which led to him getting two DUIs in a six month period, the point guard with the second most assists per game last season (behind only Chris Paul) was traded to the Rockets for a pile of kindling. Patrick Beverley is the incumbent starting point guard on the Rockets, but it's hard to imagine coach Kevin McHale putting an All-Star-caliber player like Lawson on the bench when he's a proven facilitator and scorer. Whatever Lawson gives up on defense to Beverley is generally made up on the offensive end. For fantasy purposes, it's important to acknowledge that Lawson will get a lot fewer touches on the Rockets playing next to James Harden and Dwight Howard, but it also means that he'll have a golf course to play on with all the spacing Howard and Harden are going to give him. Don't sleep on Lawson this season because of the negative press that is often too shallow to understand that personal and professional problems often overlap. He wasn't happy in Denver, and he still dropped it like it was hot last season. Imagine what he can do if he's happy.
Lawson enjoyed arguably his best NBA season in 2013-14, setting career-highs with 17.6 points, 8.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game to go with 3.5 rebounds. While his counting stats showed improvement, he turned in the lowest shooting percentages of his career – both from the field (43%) and from three (36%). Lawson appeared in 62 games, missing a chunk of time in February with a rib injury and the final six games of the season with an ankle issue. Looking toward 2014-15, there's no reason to believe the 26-year-old will slow down. While he's ranked among the league leaders in minutes played over the past three years, he's been one of the NBA's most consistent producers at the point guard spot. With Arron Afflalo returning to Denver and Danilo Gallinari and JaVale McGee expected back from injury, the Nuggets should return to playoff contention, and Lawson could be poised for an even better 2014-15 season with an upgraded supporting cast.
Lawson has made steady improvement in each year of his NBA career and has posted new career highs in points, assists and steals in four straight seasons. He was particularly effective in the second half of the 2012-13 season, averaging just under 19 points per game and shooting 50 percent from the floor, helping to carry a team decimated by injuries into the playoffs. Still just 25 years old, Lawson has room for continued improvement and could be aided by the arrival of new coach Brian Shaw, who was instrumental to the development of players like Paul George as an assistant with the Pacers. One note of caution – Lawson and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic disturbance in August, a situation that could lead to league discipline and one that may not be resolved in time for training camp.
Lawson flourished in his first season as a full-time starter, posting career-highs in nearly all per game categories. Thanks to a bump in playing time of about 8.5 minutes per game, Lawson attempted four more shots per game, allowing his scoring to rise nearly five points per game from the season before. He showed even more scoring savvy in the playoffs, averaging 19 points on 51.4 percent shooting in the first-round series loss to the Lakers. The 24-year-old enters his fourth NBA season with even higher expectations, as he’ll have a bevy of options at his disposal to potentially increase his assist numbers. He’ll enjoy a full season playing alongside Wilson Chandler (signed midseason following a stint in China), JaVale McGee (acquired in a mid-season trade with Washington), and most notably, Andre Iguodala (acquired from the 76ers in the four-team Dwight Howard trade). Lawson will undoubtedly be an integral part of a high-octane Nuggets offense that should be the league’s highest scoring team.
Lawson took over as Denver’s starting point guard after Chauncey Billups was traded to New York. He thrived in the role, averaging just under 15 points and seven assists in 31 games, but was held back to some extent by the presence of Raymond Felton, who came over from the Knicks in the Billups trade and who was eager to take back a starting job. General manager Masai Ujiri solved that problem in the offseason, dealing Lawson to the Trail Blazers and bringing back Andre Miller, a past-his-prime but still effective point guard who should, theoretically, be more willing to serve as a backup. It’s unclear if Miller will be happy with that arrangement – he was decidedly unhappy when asked to come off the bench in Portland – but with just a year remaining on his contract, he won’t be in a position to challenge Lawson’s first-team status.
Lawson will be the club’s No. 2 point guard heading into 2010-11 and for good reason. He quickly showed himself to be far better than original backup Anthony Carter last year, especially over the latter half of the season when he averaged 10.0 ppg, 3.2 apg, 1.8 rpg, 0.7 spg and only 1.3 topg in 20 minutes a night. While he was inexplicably shelved during the playoffs last year by interim head coach Adrian Dantley, George Karl is back in charge now, and he loves the North Carolina speedster. We expect similar numbers as he backs up Billups, but that could all change if Anthony gets shipped.
Lawson comes in with big expectations and a chance to learn from two good veterans (Billups and Carter). How fast he learns and whether or not Karl relaxes his usual disdain for rookies will dictate just how involved gets. Our money is on Lawson making a big splash and ultimately passing an aging Carter on the depth chart sometime after the all-star break.
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Signs with Wizards
GWashington Wizards
April 12, 2018
Lawson signed with the Wizards on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Signs deal with Chinese team
GFree Agent
August 8, 2017
Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Shandong Golden Stars in China, freelance reporter David Pick reports.
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No longer heading overseas
GFree Agent
July 18, 2017
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.
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Secures contract in China
GFree Agent
July 18, 2017
Lawson has agreed to a contract with the Shanxi Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association, international writer David Pick reports.
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Will be rested Wednesday
GSacramento Kings
Rest
April 12, 2017
Lawson will be rested for the Kings' final game of the season Wednesday against the Clippers, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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