Ty Lawson Traded To Houston Rockets

Ty Lawson

Days after his DUI arrest in Los Angeles, the Denver Nuggets have traded guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets, reports Yahoo! Sports.

In the trade, the Nuggets send Lawson and a 2017 second-round pick to Houston, in exchange for Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round draft pick.

His agent, Happy Walters, says he's "excited" about the move. "He's close with James [Harden], tight with Corey [Brewer], knows Trevor [Ariza] and Dwight [Howard] and is real excited. It's an opportunity for him. He's been deep in the playoffs before, but this is something he feels really good about," Walters told KRIV-TV.

In Lawson, the Rockets get a potential difference-maker, who could help them make a run deep into the playoffs, after losing in the Conference Finals to the Warriors. However, there is the risk that his personal life could hinder their success.

Last week, the 27-year-old was hit with his second DUI arrest in six months, and has entered rehab for alcohol abuse.