Rockets’ Ty Lawson Suspended 2 Games

Ty Lawson

The Houston Rockets say they are committed to point guard Ty Lawson, but his camp say they are exploring trade options, reports ESPN.

The 28-year-old was suspended this week for two games, after pleading guilty to a DUI charge back in November.

Due to the suspension, Lawson lost his starting job, and will sit out beginning Saturday (Dec. 19).

The Rockets traded four backup players for Lawson in the offseason. He begin the season by starting 11 games of the season, but was benched for Patrick Beverley.

Interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff tells ESPN that the team believes in Lawson, but wants to utilize who perform the best off the bench.

This season, Lawson is averaging 5.9 points and 4.2 assists per game, below his career averages of 13.7 points and 6.5 assists per game.

The two games may just be the beginning. The NBA could also be suspended for another arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated that occurred in Los Angeles in July.