NBA rumors: Indiana Pacers are willing to re-sign Ty Lawson in free agency

NBA rumors: Indiana Pacers are willing to re-sign Ty Lawson in free agency

Ty Lawson was waived by the Houston Rockets lasts March 1. The Rockets wanted to cut their salary bill by removing him but allowed Lawson to sign with another playoff team. The Indiana Pacers took a bet on the point-guard as they signed him for the rest of this season. Now they are willing to give Lawson some more time to prove his worth.

Lawson featured in 20 games for the Pacers, thirteen during the regular season, and seven in the playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. The seven-year NBA veteran couldn’t provide much stability to the Pacers‘ team at the point-guard position during that brief stint. But team president Larry Bird and new head coach Nate McMillan are willing to re-sign Lawson, who becomes a free agent on July 1, according to the ESPN.

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“I felt comfortable when Ty Lawson was here making plays and getting up and down the court,” Bird said in a recent interview.

McMillan pointed out Lawson’s exceptional speed and the stellar show the guard displayed while playing at Denver Nuggets.

“I was in the West for a number of years coaching against that guy,” McMillan added. “He has the speed and he certainly has the game to establish that tempo. When he was in Denver under (George) Karl, he was deadly. There’s probably one other guy that has that type of speed-John Wall. So Ty certainly could be the guy to establish that tempo.”

So, it’s clear that odds are in favor of the PG at Indiana. Lawson’s market value has diminished drastically this summer. So, Bird is expecting to get decent performance at a cheap rate. From Lawson’s perspective, resigning for the Pacers would be a decent option in this situation.

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