A month-and-a-half ago Ty Lawson signed with the Sacramento Kings and, thus far, it appears that he's making a pretty crappy first impression off the court with his new squad. We say that because, according to ESPN's Mark Stein, Lawson will have to meet with Kings officials to come up with an excuse for why he missed the team's recent flight to play the Wizards in Kentucky for a preseason game:
The organization signed Lawson to a non-guaranteed (that's key) one-year minimum contract after they learned their original starting point guard—Darren Collison—would be unavailable at the start of the season due to a suspension. Collison's suspension, following a misdemeanor conviction for domestic assault, ended up being the season's first eight games. Additionally the Kings only brought Lawson onboard after having internal discussions regarding his history of legal troubles. Lawson has four past arrests for DUIs, including two in about a seven-month span in 2015.
It is unclear, at the moment, what the Kings plans to do following his rough week.
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