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Ty Lawson reportedly agrees to one-year deal with Kings

Ty Lawson

The long offseason wait is finally over for Ty Lawson.

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Sunday, Lawson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Coming off an awful 2015-16 campaign, it took the 29-year-old Lawson nearly two months to get a free agent deal, and it’s easy to see why. Lawson was an abject disaster during his time with the Houston Rockets before being bought out and never really got a chance to repair his value as an Indiana Pacer. He averaged a scant 5.7 points per game and 3.6 assists per game between both stops combined last season.

But the Kings had an even bigger disaster on their hands at the point guard position. Rajon Rondo signed with the Bulls, Darren Collison is dealing with a recent arrest for domestic violence, the newly-signed Garrett Temple is more of a wing, and Isaiah Cousins is a rookie. While Lawson, who has had his own serious troubles off the court, still seems likely to come off the bench behind Collison, this is probably the best scenario both sides could have hoped for given their respective circumstances.

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