MALIBU―Denver Nuggets’ point guard Ty Lawson was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol on Tuesday, July 14.
Lawson is charged with speeding, carelss driving and DUI after he was pulled over on Park Avenue West in January. The basketball player reportedly had large sums of cash on his person at the time.
“The people request that the court modify the conditions of (Lawson’s) bond given his failure to comply with the conditions”, the motion said. However, the focus for the past couple of days has been on how the Denver Nuggets can get rid of the troubled point guard.
In saying the team “will not have further comment on the matter”, it appears the Nuggets are ready to close the door on Lawson, just like they’ve closed the door to commenting on the incident.
Perhaps, teams see the incident as leverage as Ty Lawson’s trade value definitely went down due to the fiasco.
After selecting D’Angelo Russell with the No. 2 at the National Basteball Association Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers had high hopes of landing an All-Star big man in free agency. Lawson averaged 15 points and 10 assists last season on 35 minutes a game and is on the books for two more years at a very affordable price for a starting-caliber point guard. Apparently some teams-such as the Lakers-are still interested in acquiring him. Lawson has only played 75 games in a season twice. At least at this point stability is something Brandon Jennings simply can’t offer considering the questions regarding his ability to come back healthy from the Achilles tear that ended his 2013-14 season. Plus don’t forget that Lawson is a veteran, the experience of which could certainly help the Lakers’ cause.
Lawson would be a terrific addition to the Lakers since he can serve as Russell’s mentor and give the Lakers a playmaker capable of creating shots for himself and his teammates.