|2009 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 18th overall by Minnesota.|
|2009 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Minnesota to Denver in exchange for a protected future first round pick (2010, #16, Luke Babbitt).|
|14th July, 2009||NBA||Signed four year, $7,064,472 rookie scale contract with Denver. Included team options for 2011/12 and 2012/13.|
|21st October, 2010||NBA||Denver exercised 2011/12 team option.|
|20th June, 2011||NBA||Denver exercised 2012/13 team option.|
|15th August, 2011||Lithuania||Signed for the duration of the NBA lockout with Zalgiris Kaunas.|
|1st December, 2011||Lithuania||Opted out to return to the NBA.|
|30th October, 2012||NBA||Signed a four year, $48 million extension with Denver.|
|20th July, 2015||NBA||Traded by Denver, along with a 2017 second round pick (#43, Isaiah Hartenstein), to Houston in exchange for Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Joey Dorsey, Pablo Prigioni, a protected 2016 first round pick (#15, Juancho Hernangomez and cash.|
|1st March, 2016||NBA||Waived by Houston.|
|7th March, 2016||NBA||Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Indiana.|
|3th August, 2016||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.|
|8th August, 2017||China||Signed a one year contract with Shandong.|
|2006 - 2009||North Carolina (NCAA)|
|June 2009 - August 2011||Denver Nuggets (NBA)|
|August 2011 - December 2011||Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)|
|December 2011 - July 2015||Denver Nuggets (NBA)|
|July 2015 - March 2016||Houston Rockets (NBA)|
|March 2016 - June 2016||Indiana Pacers (NBA)|
|August 2016 - June 2017||Sacramento Kings (NBA)|
|August 2017 - present||Shandong (China)|
June 29, 2017
PG, 5’11, 195lbs, 29 years old, 8 years of experience
On the court, Lawson had a good bounce-back season, not reaching the heights of his Nuggets days but having some big scoring nights, shooting a .551% true shooting percentage and putting up a near 2.5:1 ratio. He even tried hard on defence, mostly. However, off the court, the arrest warrant for suspected violation of probation by failing three alcohol tests flared its head towards the end of the season, which rather took the shine off of it. Lawson showed this season that there is still talent in the tank, so here’s hoping that’s the storyline going forward.
Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary contract. Although he had a decent bounce-back season, and although Fox and Mason could use a veteran hand at the point guard position, Collison is the better player and should be the priority.
July 14, 2010
This time last year, I claimed that Jonny Flynn was not much better than Ty Lawson. After one season, here's how they stack up:
Flynn: 28.9 mpg, 13.5 ppg, 4.4 apg, 2.4 rpg, 1.0 spg, 2.9 topg, 41% shooting, 38% 3PT, .511% TS, 13.0 PER
Lawson: 20.2 mpg, 8.3 ppg, 3.1 apg, 1.9 rpg, 0.7 spg, 1.3 topg, 51% shooting, 41% 3PT, .600% TS, 16.5 PER
So I had a point.
There are other factors, of course. Lawson was playing for a good team; Flynn had Pavlovic and Wilkins play over 2,400 minutes alongside him. Lawson is a year and a half older; Flynn is only 21 and had to try and run an offense that didn't really exist with a coach who wanted to install a triangle offense, but only for a while. These things are all true. But if and when they stop being true, and there's still not much separation between them, I'm claiming that. It's already far more accurate than my belief that Wayne Ellington could be the next Voshon Lenard. Whoops.
July 13, 2010
Why is he here, exactly?