Yahoo Sources: Houston acquires Denver guard Ty Lawson in a trade.
Houston, which lost to Golden State in the Western Conference Finals, got there without starting point guard Patrick Beverley, a tenacious defender. Dorsey is capable of giving some nice, quality minutes of defense and rebounding, Papanikolaou actually played quite well before his injury last season and Nick Johnson might turn into a decent National Basteball Association player some day.
It’s an interesting deal for both teams. During the playoffs, Prigioni proved that he can be a very valuable asset while playing well as a backup point guard with solid shooting abilities.
Ty Lawson’s second DUI has led to a second chance in Houston.
The trade also means that Emmanuel Mudiay will become the starting point guard.
Just unbelievable to pull this off. It wouldn’t have been possible without Lawson’s value plummeting, and the root cause there gives obvious concern.
The Rockets struggled to get their machine going and had to improvise. While some may have issue with the way that saga in particular worked out, Lucas may be the ideal guy for helping Lawson get back on track.
Lawson, 27, has appeared to be on his way out of Denver for a while, despite general manager Tim Connelly saying that the organization would “stand firmly behind him” as he goes through a “rough time”. Lawson fits in perfectly with the Rockets’s style of play. And now he’s off to Houston, where the Rockets hope to have bought a talented player low.
The Nuggets are planning to waive or trade Prigioni within the next 24 hours and that means he would be owed just $440,000. The Nuggets didn’t take long to move the point guard who has two years and $25.6 million left on his contract. On the other hand, the Rockets could improve on their No. 2 overall pace from last season. The lefty has work to do on his perimeter shot, but shooting is a skill that young players can develop.