NBA trade rumors: Houston Rockets trying ways to trade Ty Lawson at the earliest
NBA trade rumors seem to be everywhere. Almost every team has a few players that it wants to trade for other players from other NBA teams. And Houston Rockets are actually no exception. To be true they are more than eager to get rid of Lawson.
Rumors doing the rounds suggest that Houston Rockets are actually trying to test the waters and are trying to find out ways to trade Ty Lawson.
Reports suggest that the player is owed as much as $12.4 million this season with the final $13.21 million of his deal being fully non-guaranteed.
The team seems to be working on ways to strengthen their side and it is certain that Ty Lawson may be the player who would be traded. Nonetheless while he cost so much to the team, his recent performances for Houston means that he is not going to fetch the same price that was paid by the side. Lawson have a career assist average of more than 6.5 assists per game and averaged 9.6 per game last season for the Nuggets.
Statistics too donâ€™t go in his favor too. The Rockets are 10.4 points per 100 possessions better this season when Lawson is on the bench. Lawson and James Harden get outscored by 9.3 points per 100 possession when they are paired. When Lawson and Dwight Howard are paired together, the Rockets are -11.4 per 100.
Analysts are of the opinion that as Lawson isnâ€™t worth the money, he should be traded immediately. The Rockets must take some immediate steps and firing coach Kevin McHale and replacing him with J.B. Bickerstaff is not the solution to all the problems. The team has serious effort issues, which leads to real locker room chemistry questions. If they succeed in trading Lawson, his salary would allow the Rockets to get a player of some value in return. Nonetheless are there any takers for him?