Ty Lawson Is Back

When he was 21 years old, and it was draft night, and he was selected by hard luck Minnesota, and then he was traded, Ty Lawson couldn’t process, nor could he understand what had just happened to change his professional situation. Truth be told, it was more about luck than it was about grace. Whether…

Ty Lawson Can’t Escape Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson has a perception problem. The 29 year old tested positive for alcohol on three separate occasions, according to the Denver Post. Before his private life became public one more time, Lawson was thought of as an alcohol abuser not smart enough to get a designated driver, and perhaps, Lawson was a straight up…

Vlade Not Outsmarting Anyone

The Sacramento Kings, a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs in 10 years, had themselves quite a summer signing all types of players because Valde Divac, the man who fired George Karl, thought he was building a team that could surround  All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and compete. Most of Divac’s signees were NBA veterans whose…

5 Questions for the West: Better or Worse?

What is the biggest vulnerability for the Warriors? Are they worse because of the players they had to move to fit in Kevin Durant? Worse. They aren’t going to cross the 70 win plateau. They lost a lot of speed and skill on the bench. The replacements are adequate but don’t operate with the same…

Suspended Two Games, Ty Lawson Is Making Plans

In January, Ty Lawson was cited for an illegal lane change and driving under the influence. He pled guilty. That guilty plea has led to a two-game supsension from the NBA, a punishment Lawson is not going to appeal because he wants to play in the Christmas Day game against the Spurs. More than likely,…

Ty Lawson Not Walking the Walk

There’s something to be said for humility. It is the preferred response when you’ve had off-court issues and your former boss implies you were drunk in practice. There’s something to be said for backing up what you say. If you’re bold, then you better make sure your game cashes your checks. In late summer, after…

Ty Lawson: Leading the Rockets to the Finals

It will be an absolute war to get out of the Western Conference this season. The Thunder are healthy. The Spurs have added LaMarcus Aldridge and David West. The Clippers upgraded their bench, and the Warriors have kept all their important pieces to make another run. All of these teams are legitimate contenders and options…

The Season: Houston Rockets

New Faces: Sam Dekker (R),  Montrezl Harrell (R), Ty Lawson 2014-15 Regular Season Record:  56-26 2014-15 Regular Season Achievements: 1st: 3-Point Attempts, 3-Point Percentage (Defense). 2nd: Pace, Free Throw Attempts. 3rd: Steals. 6th: Points. 7th: Offensive Rebounding. 8th: Defensive Rating. 9th: Assists. 10th: Blocks. 12th: Offensive Rating. 14th: 3-Point Percentage, Total Rebounds. Leading Scorer: James Harden, 27.4 Leading…

Don’t Count Out Patrick Beverley

When the Houston Rockets made the deal this summer for Ty Lawson they were, by default, making a judgment on the merits of Patrick Beverly as a starting point guard on a championship level team. Beverley, a defensive annoyance with a tough as nails grit and resolve on par with Tony Allen of the Memphis…