Ty Lawson traded to Houston Rockets
Ty Lawson was wrong when he said he was headed to Sacramento, as the Denver Nuggets have traded Lawson and a 2017 second round pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolauo and a protected 2016 first round pick.
This move comes while Lawson is in an alcohol rehabilitation center. Lawson was arrested for the second time this year on Tuesday for driving under the influence. This clinic lasts for 30 days, and afterwards, he will face the charges for his DUI.
Lawson has been all over the trade talks ever since the Nuggets used the seventh overall pick in the NBA Draft on the point guard out of China, Emmanuel Mudiay.
Ever since then, Lawson and the rest of the world knew that this wasn’t his team anymore, and he was going to be moved elsewhere.
The Rockets got a great deal by trading for Lawson. They gave up a lot of talent, but getting a point guard with Lawson’s talent is hard to pass on.
They had a need at point guard, and with Jeremy Lin’s departure, they are left with Patrick Beverley, who was good, but not at the level the Rockets were looking for.
The Rockets will have one of the top front courts in the league now, and if Lawson can keep it together on-and-off the court, the Rockets may be able to take the West by storm this upcoming season.