Nuggets trade point guard Ty Lawson to Houston

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jul 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-22 16:00:26-04

AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have traded point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets.

The Nuggets receive a lottery protected first-round pick in 2016 and cash considerations along with Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni and Joey Dorsey in the deal that also sends a 2017 second-round pick to Houston.

Lawson would give the Rockets needed depth at point guard with Patrick Beverley, though is currently dealing with off-the-court issues. He entered a 30-day residential treatment program for alcohol last week after his second DUI arrest.

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