Ty Lawson
American basketball player
Ty Lawson
Tywon Ronell "Ty" Lawson is an American basketball player who is currently playing for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. Lawson was drafted as the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, and was immediately traded to the Denver Nuggets for a future 1st round pick. Lawson played college basketball for the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2009.
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Kings keep Ty Lawson, release Jordan Farmar, Isaiah Cousins
ABC News - 4 months
Ty Lawson claimed the Sacramento Kings' last available roster spot Monday, after the team announced the release of fellow guards Jordan Farmar and? Isaiah Cousins. Lawson won the duel for the Kings' 15th roster spot and is expected to open the season as the stand-in point guard for suspended Sacramento starter Darren Collison, despite the fact that Lawson showed up late for one morning shootaround and missed a team flight ?the following day earlier this month?. New Kings coach Dave Joerger has been a big backer of Lawson, ?insisting in recent days that there is "no situation" with Lawson and repeatedly praising the veteran guard's play throughout the preseason. Lawson was summoned to meet with club officials after he missed a team flight from Las Vegas to Kentucky for a recent exhibition game in Lexington, but Kings general manager Vlade Divac ultimately told local reporters that the team was satisfied with Lawson's explanation.. ...
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Rockets Guard Lawson Suspended Two Games
NYTimes - about 1 year
Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson has been suspended two games for driving while impaired, the National Basketball Association announced on Friday.
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Rockets silence Thunder to finally take flight
Yahoo News - over 1 year
(The Sports Xchange) - James Harden shook off his shooting slump while Ty Lawson enjoyed his best performance of the season as the Houston Rockets rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-105 at Toyota Center on Monday. Lawson, an offseason acquisition from the Denver Nuggets, added 14 points, 11 assists and four steals for Houston (1-3) but a defensive effort that forced 25 turnovers superseded the offensive fireworks in a much-needed first win of the campaign. Making sure we corral those players." Rockets center Dwight Howard (16 points, eight rebounds, four blocks), maligned for his free-throw shooting, sank two foul shots with 5.7 seconds left to seal the victory.
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Nuggets rout Jazz
Fox News - almost 2 years
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson had 18 points and nine assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 107-91 on Friday.
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Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets too much for Lakers, 106-96
LATimes - about 2 years
Denver Nuggets 106 - Lakers 96 (end of regulation)
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National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Fox News - about 2 years
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hollis Thompson hit four 3-pointers and finished with 23 points as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Denver Nuggets 105-98 on Tuesday night. Michael Carter-Williams posted 15 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds and Robert Covington added 17 points and eight boards for the Sixers, who have won three of their last five games on the heels of a six-game slide. Danilo Gallinari netted 22 points off the bench, Wilson Chandler poured in 19 points and Ty Lawson dished out 14 helpers for Denver, which has dropped 10 of its last 11 games.
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National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Fox News - about 3 years
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - David West scored 25 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 119-80 drubbing over the Denver Nuggets. Roy Hibbert deposited a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double and also added four blocks for the Pacers, who snapped their five-game losing skid to the Nuggets. Paul George and Lance Stephenson scored 12 points apiece in the win. Wilson Chandler paced Denver with 17 points on a futile 6-of-19 shooting. J.J. Hickson added 12 points with eight rebounds in the setback. Denver was without point guard Ty Lawson, who was sidelined with a fractured rib that he sustained in Saturday's 126-109 loss at Detroit. Lawson leads the Nuggets in scoring (18 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg). The Nuggets are 0-3 on their current four-game road swing and look to salvage a game when they visit Minnesota on Wednesday.
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Lawson leads Nuggets past Bucks
Fox News - about 3 years
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson had 18 points and 13 assists as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 110-100, on Wednesday night.
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Randy Foye's Buzzer Beater Lifts Nuggets Past Clippers (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
DENVER (AP) — With the clock ticking down and the game-ending play on the verge of imploding, Randy Foye rose above the chaos to win it for the Nuggets at the buzzer. Foye connected a 3-pointer from well beyond the top of the key, and Denver overcame a 36-point performance by Blake Griffin to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-115 on Monday night. "They were trying to go quick; we blew the play up," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "Give Foye credit. He didn't stop. He just came and got the ball and made a shot." Matt Barnes had given the Clippers a 115-113 lead on a 3-pointer with 6.2 seconds left. After a timeout, the Nuggets inbounded the ball and J.J. Hickson first tried to get the ball to Wilson Chandler, who was cutting underneath the basket. But with the Clippers clogging the lane, he instead dished the ball to Foye, who drove from the wing to the middle of the floor, got a step on Griffin, pulled up and heaved a shot from 30-feet away. Swish. "Man, it's just pandemonium," ...
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Up next for the Clippers: Monday at Denver
LATimes - about 3 years
The Nuggets' Ty Lawson is a game-time decision. Clippers tonight     
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Nuggets' Lawson out vs. Charlotte
Fox News - about 3 years
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson will miss Wednesday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats because of a strained left rotator cuff.Lawson suffered the injury during Denver's win over Sacramento on Sunday
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Lawson leads Nuggets over Kings
Fox News - about 3 years
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson scored 27 points with six assists to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 125-117 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
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Nuggets crush Thunder
Fox News - about 3 years
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Denver's recent eight-game skid is suddenly a distant memory, as the Nuggets cruised to their fourth straight win Thursday with a 101-88 dismantling of the Oklahoma City Thunder.Ty Lawson posted his fifth consecutive double-double with 16 points and 14 assists while Randy Foye made six of Denver's 14 3-pointers during his 24- point effort
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Lawson, Nuggets edge reeling Knicks
Fox News - about 3 years
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson scored 22 points and handed out eight assists as the Denver Nuggets held on for a 97-95 win over the New York Knicks at Pepsi Center.Randy Foye scored 17 points and J.J
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Nuggets sweep home-and-home set from Mavs
Fox News - about 3 years
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson scored 19 points and handed out 11 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 110-96 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.J.J
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Bulls-Nuggets: Denver Pulls Away In Fourth Quarter To Beat Chicago
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DENVER (AP) — Once Nate Robinson stopped worrying about missing shots, he started making them, and the timing couldn't have been better. Robinson and Jordan Hamilton each hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter, helping the Denver Nuggets pull away for a 97-87 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night. "I've been battling little injuries, and been in a little slump, not wanting to take the shots I usually take just because I didn't want to miss them and hurt my team," said Robinson, who scored 10 of his 11 points in the fourth quarter. "But I got to the stage where I'm like, 'Forget it. Just play and be you,'" he said. "I'm no longer going to worry about missing shots. I'm just going to shoot when I'm open and play aggressive, get my teammates involved and play as hard as I can for as long as I can and enjoy the minutes that I get." Hamilton finished with 17 points to lead the Nuggets, who won their seventh straight against the Bulls at the Pepsi Center. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ty Lawson
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 28
    On August 31, 2016, Lawson signed with the Sacramento Kings.
    More Details Hide Details Lawson has been arrested at least four separate times for driving under the influence (DUI). In 2008, 20-year-old Lawson pleaded guilty to underage drinking and driving after registering a .03 blood-alcohol level during a traffic stop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Additional charges of violating a noise ordinance and driving with a revoked or suspended license were dropped and Lawson was required only to complete 20 hours of community service. In April 2012 in Arapahoe County, Colorado, Lawson was cited for careless driving, driving with a restricted license and permitting an unauthorized person to drive his car. Lawson was arrested in Denver on January 29, 2013 for avoiding prosecution for these offenses. He later pleaded guilty to allowing an unauthorized person to drive and the other charges were dropped. On August 17, 2013, Lawson and his girlfriend, Ashley Pettiford, were arrested by police in Arapahoe County responding to a domestic violence call. Lawson was arrested on suspicion of committing two misdemeanors, domestic violence-related harassment and property damage. Both Lawson and Pettiford were released on $1,000 bond and charges were ultimately dropped.
    On March 7, 2016, Lawson signed with the Indiana Pacers.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut for the Pacers later that night at home against the San Antonio Spurs, managing just five minutes of action before spraining his left ankle during the second quarter, which ruled him out for the rest of the game. He missed the following five games before returning to action on March 21 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
    On January 7, 2016, he was suspended for a further three games by the NBA for driving under the influence of alcohol in July 2015.
    More Details Hide Details On March 1, he was waived by the Rockets in a buyout agreement.
  • 2015
    Age 27
    On December 18, he was suspended for two games by the NBA based on his guilty plea in November for driving while impaired and a lane usage violation after leaving a party in Denver in January 2015.
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    On July 20, 2015, the Nuggets traded Lawson and a 2017 second round draft pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, a 2016 first round draft pick, and cash considerations.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut for the Rockets in the team's season opener against his former team the Denver Nuggets on October 28, recording 12 points and 6 assists as a starter in a 105–85 loss. He started in the Rockets' first 11 games of the season under coach Kevin McHale. However, after McHale was fired and J. B. Bickerstaff was named interim, Bickerstaff moved Lawson to the bench for the team's November 18 game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • 2013
    Age 25
    In 2013–14, with Danilo Gallinari out injured with a torn ACL, Lawson led the team in points, assists and steals.
    More Details Hide Details The Nuggets' 2014–15 season took a turn for the worse with their record dropping to a dismal 30-52, good for the ninth-worst win/loss record in Nuggets history, and had a coaching change mid-season with Brian Shaw being replaced by Melvin Hunt. Despite the turmoil, Lawson managed to have a solid season with 15.2 points and a career-high 9.6 assists per game. His 720 total assists broke the Nuggets' single-season assists record of 714 held by Nick Van Exel.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    On August 15, 2011, Lawson signed a one-year contract with Žalgiris Kaunas.
    More Details Hide Details The deal included an out-clause that allowed him to return to the Denver Nuggets when the 2011 NBA lockout ended. Lawson played seven Euroleague games during his stint in Kaunas, averaging 7.4 points, 3. rebounds and 1.6 assists. In 2012–13, the Nuggets finished with a franchise-best record of 57-25 and earned the third seed in the Western Conference. However, they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors. Lawson led Denver in both scoring and assists for the series with averages of 21.3 points and 8. assists.
    On April 9, 2011, Lawson became the first player in NBA history to make his first 10 three-point attempts to start a game.
    More Details Hide Details He went 10-of-11 from behind three-point range and finished the game with a career-high 37 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.
    Lawson served as a backup to Chauncey Billups for one and a half seasons until Billups was traded to the New York Knicks on February 22, 2011 as part of a trade which also sent star forward Carmelo Anthony to New York.
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  • 2009
    Age 21
    Due to concerns of his height and his often-sprained ankle, Lawson slipped to 18th in the 2009 NBA draft, where he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
    More Details Hide Details However, they had already drafted two point guards, making Lawson expendable. This gave the Denver Nuggets an opportunity to get a quality player as they traded their future draft pick to Minnesota in exchange for Lawson.
    On April 23, 2009, Lawson announced his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2009 NBA draft.
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    During the 2009 NCAA championship game, he also set a record with 8 steals against Michigan State, giving him the most steals of any player in an NCAA championship game and helping lead the Tar Heels to a national title.
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    In 2009, Lawson also won the Bob Cousy Award that honors the best collegiate point guard.
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  • 2008
    Age 20
    On the day of the deadline to withdraw from the June 16 2008 NBA draft, Lawson decided to return to North Carolina for his junior season, along with Wayne Ellington, Danny Green and All-American Tyler Hansbrough, who all spurned the NBA draft to return to UNC, leaving the starters for the 2007–08 season intact for the 2008–09 season.
    More Details Hide Details Lawson was voted to the All-ACC First Team his junior year and was named the ACC Player of the Year, the first time a point guard had won the ACC's highest honor since fellow Tar Heel Phil Ford won the award in 1978. Lawson was also a consensus second-team all-American as a junior, making him eligible to have his jersey honored in the rafters of the Smith Center at the conclusion of his college career.
    He was charged with driving after drinking on June 6, 2008 by a police officer who felt that Lawson's music was too loud.
    More Details Hide Details He was not charged with a DWI because he was below the legal limit of .08 BAC, but still received misdemeanors due to state law prohibiting anyone under the age of 21 from driving after drinking any amount of alcohol. He was also charged for driving with a suspended license.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 18
    Lawson began playing for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2006–07 season.
    More Details Hide Details In 38 games, he led the Tar Heels with 5.6 assists per game and was fourth with 10.2 points per game, during which time he helped the Tar Heels win a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title, as well as the ACC Tournament. During his sophomore year, he averaged 12.7 points and 5.3 assists per game, although he saw much less playing time due to an ankle sprain that kept him out much of the season. In spite of this nagging injury, he eventually returned to help Carolina repeat as both ACC regular season and tournament champions and ultimately earn a berth to the Final Four.
  • 2003
    Age 15
    Lawson attended Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland from 2003 to 2004.
    More Details Hide Details He later transferred to and graduated from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, where he was a first-team USA Today and Parade All-American. He participated in the McDonald's All-American Game, Jordan Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit. During Lawson's senior year at Oak Hill Academy, he averaged 23.8 points, 9.1 assists and five steals. His highest scoring game in high school was 55 points.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on November 3, 1987.
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