Ty Lawson says his comeback story is just beginning
Ty Lawson knows what the NBA was thinking: Teams had given up on him. The Washington Wizards point guard is also sure of why NBA general managers and coaches were keeping their distance. "Everybody says I have a problem with drinking," Lawson said. Lawson is a man with a lot to prove these days, and his NBA comeback is underway.
Wizards’ Ty Lawson among late pickups helping NBA playoff teams
Less than three weeks ago, Ty Lawson was playing professional basketball in China. Now he’s one of the first subs off the bench for the Washington Wizards in their first-round series against the Toronto Raptors. Lawson is hardly the only player who went from not being on an NBA roster to getting some run, and maybe filling a key role, during these playoffs.
Ty Lawson is still an NBA point guard
Tuesday night, Ty Lawson reminded everyone that he is still an NBA-caliber point guard after being thrown into the playoffs off of a season playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. With his impressive court vision and consistent outside shot on full display, it looked as though he had been playing with the Washington Wizards the entire regular season.
Ty Lawson Scores 14 Points in First Game Back in NBA
It was former UNC point guard Ty Lawson's first NBA game of the 2017-18 season and it came in the playoffs. On Tuesday in Toronto, Lawson played 31 minutes and scored 14 points with eight assists and three rebounds. Lawson served as a backup point guard as the Washington Wizards fell to the Toronto Raptors 130-119. Washington is down 0-2 in the series.
Tar Heels in the NBA Playoffs
They aren’t quite as exciting as March Madness, but the NBA playoffs tip off this weekend. If you aren't an NBA fan, take solace that UNC will still be well represented in the coming weeks. If you’re still looking to satisfy your basketball needs, following these seven former Tar Heel stars. Ty Lawson is a late addition to the Wizards, signing with them on Thursday.
Examining Joel Berry’s place among Roy Williams’ Point Guards
Roy Williams has taken the success and dependence on point guard play to a borderline absurd level since he returned to UNC. In his never-ending quest to increase the pace of the game, five different point guards have defined his best teams. Raymond Felton, Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, Marcus Paige and Joel Berry II possessed very different and distinct skill sets.
5 things to know about the Wizards' new playoff addition, Ty Lawson
Playing on one of the most memorable college basketball teams in the 2000s, Ty Lawson, along with Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, and Tyler Hansbrough won the 2009 NCAA Championship over Michigan State. That season, Lawson was named ACC Player of the Year, a 2nd Team All-American, and won the Bob Cousy Award (best NCAA point guard).
Ty Lawson Signs with Washington Wizards
Ty Lawson signed with the Wizards on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. Lawson was out of the NBA this season, and he ended up signing with the Shandong Golden Stars in China. Lawson will be the second backup point guard the Wizards have signed over the course of the last month, as they also brought on Ramon Sessions in mid-March.
Video: UNC Whips Michigan State to Win NCAA Title - April 6, 2009
Final Four MVP Wayne Ellington scores 17 of his 19 points in the first half, Ty Lawson has a game-high 21 points and sets a Final Four record with eight steals, and Tyler Hansbrough scores 18 points to cap his brilliant career as the Tar Heels beat Michigan State, 89-72, in Detroit to win the national championship.
A Look Back at the Best High School Basketball Programs in History
Oak Hill Academy's 1993 undefeated and national title-winning team, which had an average margin of victory of 32 points, sent eight players to Division I schools with four going on to the NBA. Stars Jerry Stackhouse, Jeff McInnis and Makhtar Ndiaye were on the squad. Oh, and Ty Lawson, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo, and Carmelo Anthony are also alumni.
Roy Williams on Ty Lawson, Tyler Hansbrough Playing in China
"I'd have Ty Lawson and Tyler Hansbrough on my team 'til the day I die because I trust them and believe in them and their abilities," Roy Williams told reporters last week. Williams was aware of Lawson's potential return to the NBA this season, although he hasn't spoken with the 'little rascal' since the summer. Williams has spoken with Hansbrough many times.
Ty Lawson emerges as serious candidate for deal with Wizards
After a season in the China Basketball Association, guard Ty Lawson has emerged as a serious candidate for a deal with the Washington Wizards. Lawson's strong performance with Shandong of the CBA, including 55 points in his final game, has merited deeper inspection. Lawson is expected to make a case to Washington about signing him prior to the All-Star break.
Tar Heels Today: Recruiting notes, scores and schedules, and an interesting tweet
Basketball and football recruits attend Saturday's game, Roy is back on the recruiting trail, Coby White sets a new standard, UNC scores and schedules, and an interesting tweet in this edition of Tar Heels Today.
Young Jalek Felton is growing into a Roy Williams point guard
Raymond Felton was a Matt Doherty recruit — his class anchored that championship run — but he was the first starting point guard under Roy Williams at Carolina, and he was a Roy Williams point guard like Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, Marcus Paige and Joel Berry. Now, Raymond's nephew Jalek is a Roy Williams point guard, or, he's on his way to becoming one.
Future Tar Heel Jeremiah Francis Looks to Grow His Game
The list of top point guards in North Carolina history is impressive. From Raymond Felton and Phil Ford, to Kenny Smith and Ty Lawson, just to name a few, it’s a position loaded with marquee names at the traditional powerhouse. Pickerington Central junior Jeremiah Francis is determined to one day be included on that list. “You see all those names, you just want to follow that,” Francis says.