KUSA - The days of Ty Lawson in a Denver Nuggets' uniform are now over.
Just days after the Nuggets' starting point guard was arrested for his second DUI of the year, Denver dealt Lawson and a 2017 second-round pick to the Houston Rockets. In return, the Nuggets will receive a 2016 lottery protected first-round pick, along with Rockets guard Pablo Prigioni, Nick Johnson, forward Joey Dorsey, and Kostas Papanikolaou. The Nuggets released a statement announcing the trade, but also said they waived Prigioni after the deal was completed.
Last week, following his second DUI arrest of the year in Los Angeles, Lawson appeared before a judge in Colorado to hear motions to modify the conditions of Lawson's bond from a January 2015 DUI case. Lawson's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told 9News that his client will begin inpatient treatment at Cliffside Malibu, a celebrity rehab facility in California within 24 hours of that court hearing.
Selected with the 18th overall pick in 2009 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Lawson was sent to Denver in a draft-day deal. In six seasons with the Nuggets, Lawson averaged 14 points, 7 assists, and 1 steal per game with the team.
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