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After a two-game suspension following his drinking and driving charge, Ty Lawson and the Houston Rockets are looking to part ways. It’s actually Lawson’s representatives that are looking at options outside of Houston but the Rockets who are realizing that the 28-year-old isn’t a good fit with their squad are cooperating with his request and trying to move him.
Lawson is averaging a career-low 5.9 points per game on 32 percent shooting from the field. He’s been struggling with many off court problems for the past few years and it’s clearly affecting his play on the court.
In what increasingly has become a fruitless experiment, the Houston Rockets are engaging in trade scenarios to move guard Ty Lawson, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The Rockets’ front office has been cooperating with Lawson’s representatives in exploring possible deals to bring back some measure of return on the organization’s original investment in Lawson, league sources said.
Lawson relinquished the $13.2 million player option on his 2016-17 contract to clear the way for Houston to acquire him from the Denver Nuggets in July. Because Lawson has struggled to find a way to play off the ball with star James Harden on the floor, the organization and Lawson’s representatives are moving toward cutting short this experiment, league sources said.