The NBA has suspended Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson two games for driving while impaired, the league announced Friday.
Lawson was arrested in Denver in January on suspicion of DUI while a member of the Nuggets, and again in July while driving in Los Angeles. In November, he pleaded guilty to the January charges of driving while impaired and a lane violation. Additional charges of speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving were dropped.
The Rockets acquired the 28-year-old Lawson, who has a long history of driving under the influence, from the Nuggets in an off-season trade, and he has had no reported off-court incidents since.
With Lawson in midst of the worst statistical season of his career, averaging 5.9 points and 4.2 assists per game, Wojnarowski reports the Rockets are exploring trade options for the struggling guard.
Houston, considered by many a preseason contender in the West, is currently 13–14 and in seventh place in the conference.
- Jeremy Woo