Ty Lawson Suspended Two Games by NBA for DWAI


Ty Lawson, former Denver Nuggets point guard, was suspended two games by the NBA for driving while ability impaired.

In 2014, Ty Lawson was arrested in January for suspicion of DUI, and in November, he pleaded guilty of driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and a lane violation. Also, in July of 2014, TY Lawson was arrested for a similar citing, forcing the Denver Nuggets to cut ties with their star point guard. Both incidents occurred while a member of the Denver Nuggets, so the team shopped Ty Lawson around this offseason, ultimately dealing him to the Houston Rockets.

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The NBA decided to suspend Ty Lawson for two games for his recent guilty plea, and he should miss the Rockets’ upcoming matchup against the Clippers and Hornets. Ty Lawson is in the middle of a career-worst year, posting 5.9 points and 4.2 assists per games, both career lows. The Rockets continue to look for trade options to deal their struggling point guard. Moreover, Patrick Beverley recently usurped Ty Lawson of his starting role, making Lawson an expendable option.

The Houston Rockets entered the season with high hopes; however, they sit just one game ahead of the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference. With the Rockets considered to be a favorite for the playoffs, they need to change their ways, with a team full of big-name characters like James Harden and Dwight Howard. Ty Lawson’s stay in Houston might be short-lived with the team looking to shop him around after just a few months on the roster.

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Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski believes that Ty Lawson’s suspension could come as soon as Friday, but that is unconfirmed from the Houston Rockets. The Denver Nuggets sold Ty Lawson at the right time, because his value looks like it hit an all-time low after his poor start this season.