The Sacramento Kings believe that Ty Lawson can still revive his career in the NBA signing the veteran point guard to a short-term deal. Are the Kings confident that they can win this year and convince DeMarcus Cousins, who is involved in many NBA rumors, that they can challenge for a playoff spot in the 2016-2017 NBA Season?
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports confirmed the deal, which is just for a single season. It’s not clear how much Lawson is getting but it’s lower than his previous deals that paid him more than $12 million per season.
Free agent guard Ty Lawson has agreed on a one-year deal with Sacramento, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) August 29, 2016
Lawson was traded to the Houston Rockets after his controversial stint with the Denver Nuggets. Lawson battled with alcohol problems in Denver and had driven under the influence (DUI) cases against him.
Lawson never found consistent playing time in Houston and the Rockets waived him. Lawson signed with the Pacers but also saw limited minutes.
The Kings are in rebuilding mode but they must impress franchise player DeMarcus Cousins to convince him to stay with the team in the future. Cousins will become a free agent in 2018 and he is expected to leave Sacramento if the Kings do not improve the next two years.
Cousins is the hottest name mentioned in the NBA rumors department with teams like the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly trying to get him from the Kings.
Acquiring Lawson would give the Kings a quality starting point guard if Lawson returns to his form when he was playing for the Nuggets. Lawson in his fifth year with the Nuggets averaged 17.6 points and 8.8 assists and was one of the top point guards in the league.
Are the Kings a better team with Ty Lawson and would this change the mind of DeMarcus Cousins of leaving or demanding a trade in the upcoming NBA season?
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