The Sacramento Kings have signed free agent point guard Ty Lawson to a one-year contract.
Wassup Sac-town… trying to those cowbells back in action
— Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) August 29, 2016
Lawson, 28, reportedly planned to meet with the New Orleans Pelicans prior to the Kings’ offer.
Lawson has career averages of 13.1 points and 6.2 assists.
Lawson joins a backcourt full of opportunity in Sacramento, where the Kings lost Rajon Rondo in free agency to the Chicago Bulls. Darren Collison is expected to be the Kings’ starter at point guard.
For Lawson, the experiment of coexisting with All-Star guard James Harden didn’t work with the Houston Rockets last season. Lawson agreed to a contract buyout in March after the Rockets sent Denver a first-round pick in a July deal for him. He then agreed to a contract to finish the season with the Indiana Pacers.
Lawson averaged 5.8 points and 3.4 assists in 22.2 minutes a game for Houston.
Keep up with the latest signings during the July free-agency period by following our 2016 NBA Free Agent Tracker.