Ty Lawson, starting point guard for the Denver Nuggets, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for the second time in the last six months. According to a report, the franchise will considering waiving Lawson after the incident.
Denver Nuggets considering waiving Ty Lawson after latest DUI arrest, per #NBA sources. Lawson has two years, $25.6 mil left on contract.
— Mitch Lawrence (@Mitch_Lawrence) July 14, 2015
"We have been notified of an incident involving Ty Lawson this morning in Los Angeles," Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said in an official statement released last Tuesday. "We will not have further comment on the matter."
The first DUI arrest happened in January in Denver, and Lawson was set to appear in a court to address those charges.
According to the Denver Post, the Nuggets point guard posted a $1,500 bond after the first arrest. Among the conditions was “no alcohol consumption and monitored sobriety.”
Lawson signed a four-year deal worth $48 million with the Nuggets before the 2013-2014 season. He’s in the last two years of the deal in Denver, which owes him more than $25 million in the next two years.
If waived by the Nuggets, Lawson is expected to draw interest from other NBA teams. Denver also drafted top PG prospect in Emmanuel Mudiay in the recent NBA draft.
Lawson, who will be entering his seventh NBA season, averaged 15.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 9.6 assists for Denver last season.