1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Rockets, Ty Lawson talking contract buyout

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Amel, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Amel

    Amel Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    Messages:
    9,680
    Likes Received:
    3,498
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Houston Rockets, Ty Lawson exploring contract buyout. <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA">@WojVerticalNBA</a> story: <a href="https://t.co/0AyWjJcveU">https://t.co/0AyWjJcveU</a></p>&mdash; The Vertical (@TheVertical) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVertical/status/703273346625052672">February 26, 2016</a></blockquote>
    <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


    Sources: Rockets, Ty Lawson exploring buyout
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    The Houston Rockets and guard Ty Lawson are exploring a contract buyout, league sources told The Vertical.

    After an initial unwillingness to part with Lawson post-NBA trade deadline, the Rockets could use the savings on a possible buyout to clear salary-cap space to acquire other players becoming available through buyouts, league sources said.

    Houston discussed trade-deadline deals on Lawson, but was unable to find a suitable trade. Lawson is still owed $3.2 million on his 2015-16 contract, having already been paid $9.2 million.

    The Rockets are $524,000 under the hard salary cap.

    For Lawson, the experiment of co-existing with All-Star guard James Harden hasn’t worked this season. Lawson has carried himself as a professional throughout a difficult season, but simply has been unable to thrive with Harden, who is a ball-dominant scoring guard.

    Lawson, 28, will likely be attractive to playoff teams searching for guard depth or those out of the postseason race that want to give Lawson the chance at a test run for the future. Lawson will need to agree to a buyout and be waived by Tuesday in order to be added to a team’s postseason roster.

    Lawson has averaged six points and 3.5 assists in 22.8 minutes a game for the Rockets. In his seven-year career, Lawson has averaged 13.3 points and 6.3 assists.

    The Rockets made a trade with Denver to acquire Lawson in July.
     
  2. mikol13

    mikol13 Protector of the Realm

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    11,869
    Likes Received:
    20,754
    Ty Lawson and Possible Buyout

    @WojVerticalNBA: RT @TheVertical: Houston Rockets, Ty Lawson exploring contract buyout. @WojVerticalNBA story: https://t.co/0AyWjJcveU/s/aMnN
     
  3. J Sizzle

    J Sizzle Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    41,998
    Likes Received:
    26,460
    THANK.

    GOD.
     
  4. Clutch

    Clutch Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 1999
    Messages:
    21,779
    Likes Received:
    22,948
    Another casualty of the D-Mo failed trade.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Cstyle42

    Cstyle42 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    18,797
    Likes Received:
    9,328
    So it begins...
     
  6. kevC

    kevC Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,394
    Likes Received:
    5,114
    So this is just to avoid lux tax? Didn't Bima say because his next year is non-guaranteed, his contract is a very good trade chip for a draft day trade?
     
  7. ibm

    ibm Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    8,600
    Likes Received:
    60
    so now we go under the lt line, right?

    why lawson decline so so much will always be a curious case of bball...
     
  8. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,888
    Likes Received:
    13,433
    Le$ is less.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. Fyreball

    Fyreball Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    14,039
    Likes Received:
    9,757
    I think it's to try and clear space to be able to sign someone for the rest of this season? I could be wrong on that though.
     
  10. Cstyle42

    Cstyle42 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    18,797
    Likes Received:
    9,328
    Making room for Joe Johnson?
     
  11. ibm

    ibm Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    8,600
    Likes Received:
    60
    an indication of kmart or joe johnson coming? idk...
     
  12. Know Your Role

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,042
    Likes Received:
    647
    Yes! Get rid of him now. Put him on the all worthless Rockets team with quitten, shandon anderson, brad miller, mark jackson, and david anderson.
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. FeaR

    FeaR Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    58
    Great news
     
  14. EightDoobies

    EightDoobies Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2013
    Messages:
    3,634
    Likes Received:
    1,821
    Might as well.. Haven't done ****.
     
  15. Ziggy

    Ziggy 99ers STAND BY
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    34,035
    Likes Received:
    9,969
    Represents the loss of TWO first round picks. Sigh.
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,888
    Likes Received:
    13,433
    Doubtful. I think Thornton would be cut for that. Hell, Jones is a better cut than Lawson at this point. His contract could've been very helpful... This is all about saving Leslie money and ending the failed Lawson experiment in the mean time. Les has paid the luxury tax once in the Harden era. Jones would be my first cut at this point. No way i'm offering him the QO.
     
  17. Snow Villiers

    Snow Villiers Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2015
    Messages:
    15,380
    Likes Received:
    13,277
    Yep. Exactly as I heard when the DMo trade was being voided. Good News. Ty is done!
     
  18. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 1999
    Messages:
    60,244
    Likes Received:
    49,411
    I'm having problems figuring out why Lawson would accept less this year, if he's going to lose the non-guaranteed year coming.

    Only thing I can figure is the Rockets are negotiating using some of the non-guaranteed year to prorate his current salary across two years, merely to get below the Lux tax. But the prorated portion would be a cap hit next year, right.

    So, if I understand this correctly, instead of all this year causing a Lux Tax hit, Rockets want to spread it across two year at the expense of it being a longer cap hit. That would be a pure lux tax play versus using his expiring on Draft Day.

    Possibly, Lawson and his agents want to switch to a playoff team and will give up both next year guaranteed and less this year, just so he can showcase himself for free agency????
     
  19. juanm34

    juanm34 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    6,107
    Likes Received:
    6,029
    Bye loser!
     
  20. BHannes2BHonest

    BHannes2BHonest KJ BLOCKS ONLY FAN
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,570
    Likes Received:
    4,032
    Sucks because although terrible, as soon as he is bought out injuries will likely strike. Ugh

    Just bury him on the bench, what's the point of buying him out? Just to save $?
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now