The Sacramento Kings are taking a chance on Ty Lawson this season by signing him to a one-year deal as reported by The Vertical. Signing the free agent will give the troubled franchise some desperately needed depth at the point guard position.
This will be the third franchise that the former Tarheel will suit up for within a year. He’s looking for some much needed stability after posting career-low totals in points and assists during his stints with the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers.
The 28-year-old is also trying to move past some off the court problems in California’s capital city. He has had two separate incidents of impaired driving last season. The second infraction cost him a three-game suspension.
All of these worries led to teams staying clear of the talented guard in free agency. But, SacTown’s team is not just any team. They recently lost Rajon Rondo in free agency and are trying to build a winner around their young star in DeMarcus Cousins.
Getting Boogie some help will be much appreciated by the face of the franchise as he has expressed confusion at the direction that the front office is travelling.
The Kings needed a point guard in the worst way. Their starter, Darren Collison, is facing two charges of domestic violence and the only player that would have been able to back him up was Garrett Temple.
Lawson alleviates some of these concerns as he would be playing his natural position, unlike Temple. Questions about stability surround the organisation but, at least they can avoid some headaches by moving in the right direction.
That is really all fans can hope for at this point. The veteran guard was picked out of no man’s land before the season and he will have to perform in order to make sure that the Kings don’t end up there at the end.