Ex-Pacer Lawson to sign 1-year deal with Kings

Free agent Ty Lawson confirmed to ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he has agreed to a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.

News of Lawson’s agreement was first reported by The Vertical.

The unrestricted free-agent point guard signed with the Indiana Pacers in March after being bought out by the Houston Rockets. He averaged 4.9 points and 4.4 assists in 13 regular-season games for Indiana after the deal.

Lawson had a nice start to his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets but was arrested twice for DWIs, leading to his exit there.

For his career, the 2009 first-round pick out of North Carolina has averaged 13.1 points, 6.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

At 28, Lawson still has the ability to help a team in the right situation, but he must prove he can play at a higher level than he did last season.

Information from ESPN’s Nick Friedell was used in this report.

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