After hopes of coming to the Houston Rockets to help boost a team who was a series win away from going to the NBA Finals, the Ty Lawson experiment could be coming to an end.
Lawson, averaging a career low 6.0 points per game this season, could get a contract buy-out from the Rockets due to his sub-par play and also off court issues that have made this season something he would like to forget.
As ESPN reported last week on deadline day, Rockets indeed looking to cut ties w/Ty Lawson, which became inevitable when Utah deal collapsed
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 26, 2016
From Yahoo! Sports:
After an initial unwillingness to part with Lawson post-NBA trade deadline, the Rockets could use the savings on a possible buyout to clear salary-cap space to acquire other players becoming available through buyouts, league sources said.
Houston discussed trade-deadline deals on Lawson, but was unable to find a suitable trade. Lawson is still owed $3.2 million on his 2015-16 contract, having already been paid $9.2 million.