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Kings guard Ty Lawson came into Sacramento knowing that this was potentially his last chance in the league. The 28-year-old had gotten off to a great start in his career with the Nuggets, but off-court problems which included four DUI’s over the past few years have tarnished his image and had turned many teams off.
You’d hope that he would have gotten things together by now, but the 2016-17 season hasn’t even started and Lawson’s future with the Kings is already uncertain. After showing up late to a Kings shootaround this week, Lawson missed a Saturday flight to Kentucky for the Kings exhibition game. He is set to meet with the Kings about these incidents. Via ESPN:
Sources told ESPN.com that Lawson was late to a Kings shootaround in Las Vegas earlier this week, then missed the team’s trip east before Saturday night’s Sacramento/Washington preseason game at the University of Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, which represented a homecoming of sorts for Kings star DeMarcus Cousins and Wizards counterpart John Wall.
The Kings attributed Lawson’s absence from the lineup in Lexington to “personal reasons.” He has since returned to Sacramento, sources said, and faces an uncertain future with his new team after the week’s events.