Nearly two months into the 2015-16 NBA season and the expectations for the Houston Rockets, after acquiring Ty Lawson in the off-season, are already an afterthought. Lawson’s tenure with the team may soon be too.
Lawson was suspended two games by the league after pleading guilty to driving while impaired in November. He is due in court on January 14th, and is facing up to 180 days in jail.
The Rockets are 13-14, with Lawson averaging a career worst 5.9 ppg and 4.5 assists per game. His inability to mesh with backcourt mate and friend James Harden, has cost him his starting position. The team is reportedly working with Lawson’s representatives to investigate his trade value.
If Lawson is traded, there is a team in New York that is reportedly looking for some help in the backcourt. The Knicks rank 30th in fast-break points and he could certainly help in that department, and they may even be able to get him for cheap now.