Backup Point Guard- Ty Lawson
The Kings first free agent point guard signing this offseason was Ty Lawson. Lawson is at a crossroads in his career. He went from starting four consecutive years for the Denver Nuggets to backup in Houston before being cut and then backup in Indiana. The off-court issues have piled up for Mister Lawson in recent years as well.
Will he be able to rebuild his value and play a meaningful role on the Kings? My colleague Rafe Wong wrote a great piece on what to expect from Ty Lawson this season here. If you care to read more about that topic it is a great read. Below is a highlight video of Lawson from 2015 with the Denver Nuggets to give you a glimpse at his spectacular moments.
Ty Lawson will most likely begin the regular season as the starting point guard. If he can return to his Denver form during that stretch he will probably stick as the starter all season. I am skeptical that happens after what I saw from Mister Lawson last season, but the Kings had a point guard on their roster in this exact situation last season. Rajon Rondo went on to start 72 games and lead the NBA in assists per game. All stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference. Here is to hoping the Kings get that kind of production out of Ty Lawson and he returns to his Denver form.
Next up: 3rd string Point Guard