NBA suspends Ty Lawson two games for DUI


Update: NBA had made the suspension official, noting the penalty is for the January incident:

Houston Rockets’ guard Ty Lawson has been suspended for two games without pay for driving while ability impaired, in violation of the law of the State of Colorado, the NBA announced today.

Lawson’s suspension will begin with tomorrow night’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers.


Ty Lawson has been arrested twice for DUI in 2015 – once in January and once in July.

Lawson recently pled guilty to the January charges, and he must have resolved the July incident. (Correction: Lawson has not resolved the July incident, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.)

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

It has been a miserable season for Lawson, who lost his starting job and even received a DNP-CD.

The pending suspension was an expected setback. One game Two games per DUI is standard fare once the cases are settled legally.

On the bright side for the Rockets – with Patrick Beverley and Jason Terry – they won’t miss Lawson too much. But that’s obviously a problem in itself.