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Ty Lawson in hot water with Sacramento Kings after missing team flight

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Ty Lawson's career in the NBA took another blow this week after it was revealed he missed the Sacramento Kings' flight to Lexington, Kentucky.

Ever since the All-Star break in 2015, when he was with the Denver Nuggets, it has been problem after problem for Lawson. He missed the team's first practice after the weekend in New York and then his off-court issues only made things worse.

The point guard had numerous DUI issues and also spent a month in rehab for alcohol problems.

Having once averaged 17.6 points in a season for the Nuggets, Lawson had his worst campaign last year as he averaged just 5.7 points per 21.4 minutes in his 66 games for both the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers.

ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that the guard will have to report to the team and explain why he missed the flight.

Lawson has been playing well in training camp but also missed a practice, and is playing with fire having been signed to a one-year contract at the minimum.

It seems unlikely the Maryland native will be given another chance if he gets this one wrong, so now is time for Lawson to prove he can be trusted by a team. We wish him the best.

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