Tuesday March 1st, 2016

The Houston Rockets and point guard Ty Lawson have reached an agreement to buy out the remainder of his contract, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com and Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Lawson has played in 53 games for the Rockets and averaged 5.8 points, 3.4 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game. Lawson has averaged 13.3 points and 6.2 assists in his seven-year NBA career​.

After being acquired by the Rockets in a trade from the Denver Nuggets, Lawson has struggled to mesh well with the Houston offense. His playing time also decreased over the course of the season.

Shooting for the moon: Rockets, Sixers failing with their grand plans

Players must be placed on waivers by Tuesday in order to be eligible for another team’s postseason roster.

The Rockets are 29–31 and sit eighth in the Western Conference standings.

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