Denver Nuggets considering waiving Ty Lawson after DUI

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It seems like the Denver Nuggets are finally at their wits end with star point guard Ty Lawson.

Had Enough

Lawson was arrested for the second time in less than a year yesterday and it seems that the Nuggets have just about had enough of him.

According to a report from Mitch Lawrence of NBC New York, the Nuggets might not even bother to try and trade for Lawson and instead just waive him out right to rid themselves of the talented but troublesome playmaker.


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"Denver Nuggets considering waiving Ty Lawson after latest DUI arrest, per #NBA sources. Lawson has two years, $25.6 mil left on contract," Lawrence wrote.

Judging by the responses to that tweet, it seems like Nuggets would be more than happy to see Lawson leave. The first reply is someone calling it "the greatest news I've heard in my life as a nuggets fan" while others lauded the move in similar fashion.

Lawson has a guaranteed contract and as much as the Nuggets would like to trade him, it would be near impossible for Denver to get out of the $25,617,977 he’s owed over the next two years. 

Rumors had been circling for weeks and months that the Nuggets were considering trading Lawson thanks to a combination of his off-court problems and the backlog Denver have at the point guard position. The Nuggets already have Jameer Nelson waiting in reserve, while rookie Emmanuel Mudiay is starring in the Summer League after being drafted 7th overall.

DUI Arrest

According to the report from TMZ, Lawson was pulled over by the cops for speeding and was given a field sobriety test, which he failed before being brought in.

"TMZ Sports has learned Lawson was pulled over by CHP for speeding on the 101 Freeway early this morning, and officers determined he showed signs of intoxication, so they gave him a field sobriety test," they wrote.

He was last arrested in January for the same offense, after being pulled over by cops for doing 60 in a 35 and was found to be drunk behind the wheel.

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