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In 482 games with 320 starts over seven NBA seasons, Lawson has averaged 13.1 points, 6.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 29.8 minutes per game while shooting 46.1% from the line, 36.6% from 3-point range and 76.6% from the line ... Has 76 career point-assist double-doubles ... Has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.90 ... Dating back to 2011-12, is one of three players with at least 2,000 assists (Chris Paul and John Wall) TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES

An early entry candidate after his junior year at North Carolina, drafted 18th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 NBA Draft (6/25/09) ... Traded on draft night by Minnesota to the Denver Nuggets for a future 2010 1st round draft pick (6/25/09) ... Traded by Denver with a 2017 2nd round pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni and a 2016 1st round draft pick and cash considerations (7/20/15) ... Waived by Houston (3/1/16) ... Signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers for the rest of the season (3/7/16) ... Signed contract with the Sacramento Kings (8/31/16)

2015-16 (Indiana/Houston)

Made 65 total appearances and 13 starts for Houston and Indiana during the regular season while averaging 5.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game ... Signed with the Pacers on March 7 after being placed on waivers by Houston on March 1 ... Played in 13 games and made one start for the Pacers while averaging 4.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 18.1 minutes per game ... Shot 41.8 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from long distance with Indiana ... Led the Pacers in assists in five of his final seven regular season appearances while averaging 5.9 assists per game over that span ... Made his Pacers debut against the Spurs, 3/7, and finished with a rebound and two assists in five minutes off the bench before exiting the game in the second quarter with a sprained left foot ... Scored seven points, grabbed a season-high six rebounds and dished out nine assists – his second-highest assists total of the season and his most with Indiana – in the team’s playoff-clinching victory over Brooklyn, 4/10 ... Finished with nine points, two rebounds and eight assists in 24 minutes off the bench against New York, 4/12 ... Was inserted into the starting lineup for the Pacers’ regular season finale at Milwaukee, 4/13, and finished with eight points and six assists in 26 minutes ... Played in 53 games for the Houston Rockets to begin the season, averaging 5.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 22.2 minutes per game ... Started the fist 12 games of the season for Houston and averaged 9.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game over that span ... Missed four games due to injury and illness with the Pacers: Missed three games (3/12-15) with a sprained left foot and was placed on the inactive list for one game (4/6) with an upper respiratory infection ... Recorded two DNP-CD’s 2014-15 (Denver)

In 75 games (all starts) for Denver, averaged 15.2 points, 9.6 assists (3rd in NBA), 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 35.5 minutes per game while shooting 43.6% from the floor, 34.1% from 3-point range and 73.0% from the line ... Missed one game with a right forearm contusion (4/4/15), one game due to illness (3/13/15), one game due to personal reasons (1/23/15) and one game with left ankle soreness (11/7/14) ... Also recorded a DNP-CD on 2/20/15 ... Ranked second in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.89) ... Scored 20+ points 20 times, including 30+ three times ... Scored a season-high tying 32 points twice ... Tallied 10+ assists 36 times and posted 28 double-doubles ... Had a career-high 18 assists vs. Dallas on 4/10/15 ... Recorded 3+ steals nine times ... Had 10+ FTA five times ... Hit 2+ 3FGM 17 times, including 3+ seven times

2013-14 (Denver)

Appeared in 62 games (61 starts) for the Denver Nuggets in his fifth NBA season, averaged 17.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.2 blocks in 35.8 minutes ... 2013-14 NOTABLES: dished out 13 assists vs. MIL on 2/5 ... Recorded 27 points to go along with six assists at SAC on 1/26 ... Posted 17 points and 14 assists at PHX on 1/19 ... Registered 22 points and 11 assists in a season-high 43 minutes at GSW on 1/5 ... Tallied 23 points (11-15 FT’s) and dished out 11 assists at UTA on 1/13 ... Posted 16 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds vs. OKC on 1/9 ... Had 19 points and 13 assists vs. BOS on 1/7 ... Registered 20 points, 12 assists and four rebounds at LAL on 1/5 ... Tallied 18 points and 12 assists vs. MEM on 1/3 ... Posted 26 points (5-8 3FG’s) and seven assists vs. MIA on 12/30 ... Registered 20 points and eight assists in 33 minutes at MEM on 12/28 ... Recorded 17 points and 13 assists vs. OKC on 12/17 ... Posted 20 points, four assists and four rebounds at BOS on 12/6 ... Had 22 points (5-10 FG’s, 10-12 FT’s) and eight assists vs. NYK on 11/29 ... Posted 19 points and 11 assists at DAL on 11/23 ... Registered 20 points (5-10 FG’s) and nine assists vs. DAL on 11/23 ... Scored a season-high tying 29 points (10-12 FT) ... Recorded 28 points (17th in fourth) and a career-high 17 assists at HOU on 11/16 ... Tallied 17 points, 10 assists and six rebounds at UTA on 11/11 ... Season-high 29 points and four assists at PHX on 11/8 ... Totaled 23 points, seven boards and eight assists vs. ATL on 11/7 ... Registered 20 points and eight assists vs. SAS on 11/5 ... Tallied 21 points, six assists and five rebounds vs. POR on 11/1 ... Posted 20 points, eight assists and five boards at SAC on 10/30

2012-13 (Denver)

Appeared in 73 games (71 starts), averaging 16.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.47 steals in 34.4 minutes ... Posted 26 points, five rebounds and seven assists and hit-game winning shot with nine seconds left at MIL on 4/15 ... Returned after missing eight of nine games with plantar fascia tear to post 13 points and three assists in 19 minutes at DAL on 4/12 ... Season-high tying 32 points on 12-of-17 from the field and 4-of-4 from deep in 34 minutes vs. MIN on 3/9 ... Posted 21 points, six rebounds, 11 assists and zero turnovers in 35 minutes vs. LAC on 3/7 ... Had 24 points and seven assists in 35 minutes at SAC on 3/5 ... Had 11 points, seven assists and hit the game-winning jumper with 0.2 seconds left vs. OKC on 3/1 ... Recorded 30 points and six assists in 37 minutes at POR on 2/27 ... Totaled 27 points (11-12 FT) and 12 assists in 38 minutes at WAS on 2/22 ... Scored 26 points, six rebounds and six assists in 37 minutes vs. BOS on 2/19 ... Posted 26 points (8-11 FG, 5-5 3FG) and nine assists in 37 minutes at BKN on 2/13 ... Registered 29 points, nine assists and three steals in 39 minutes at TOR on 2/12 ... Tallied 29 points, six boards and nine assists in 54 minutes at BOS on 2/10 ... Registered 21 points, 13 assists and zero turnovers in 36 minutes vs. NOH on 2/1 ... Had 18 points, seven assists and five steals in 41 minutes vs. IND on 1/28 ... Scored 26 points (11-15 FG, 4-5 3FG) and had six assists and four steals in 26 minutes vs. SAC on 1/26 ... Had 29 points (23 in third quarter) and six assists in 36 minutes vs. WAS on 1/18 ... Tallied 24 points and 12 assists in 40 minutes vs. POR on 1/15 ... Posted 21 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers in 33 minutes at LAL on 1/6 ... Recorded 17 points, season-high 14 assists and zero turnovers in 34 minutes vs. LAL on 12/26 ... Tallied 17 points and 11 assists in 37 minutes at MIN on 12/12 ... Had 26 points, five rebounds, seven dimes and four steals in 40 minutes at DET on 12/11 ... Posted 23 points, four rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes at NYK on 12/9 ... Had a season-high 32 points (12-16 FG, 5-5 3FG), seven assists and season-high five steals in 37 minutes at ATL on 12/5 ... Missed two games due to left Achilles injury and seven games due to right heel strain/contusion

2011-12 (Denver)

Appeared in 61 games (all starts) averaging career highs of 16.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.3 steals in 34.5 minutes ... Had 25 points and five boards in 36 minutes at OKC on 4/25 ... Recorded 29 points (5-5 3FG) and 10 assists in 37 minutes at PHX on 4/21 ... Recorded 25 points, nine assists and five boards in 37 minutes at ORL on 4/1 ... Posted season-high tying 27 points and career-high tying nine rebounds in 37 minutes at CHI on 3/26 ... Recorded 21 points, six rebounds, and seven assists in 35 minutes vs. ATL on 3/13 ... Tallied 16 points, 13 assists and seven boards in 43 minutes vs. SAC on 3/5 ... Named Western Conference POW for week ending March 4 ... Posted 22 points, a career-high 15 assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes at HOU on 3/2 ... Tallied 24 points, three rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes vs. MIA on 1/13 ... Had 25 points, three assists and a career-high eight steals in 40 minutes at POR on 12/29 ... Registered 27 points and four assists in 32 minutes at DAL on 12/26 ... Missed two games due to left ankle sprain vs. SAS on 2/23 and at LAC on 2/22 ... Missed two games due to right ankle sprain vs. LAC on 1/29 and vs. TOR on 1/27 ... Missed one game due to a right foot sprain vs. NJN on 1/11

2010-11 (Denver)

Appeared in 80 games (31 starts), averaging 11.7 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.00 steals in 26.3 minutes ... Started 31 games, averaging 14.6 points, 6.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.35 steals in 32.1 minutes ... Totaled 14 points, nine assists and six boards in 37 minutes vs. Golden State on 4/11 ... Poured in a career-high 37 points (career-high 10 threes) to go with a career-high tying seven rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes vs. Minnesota on 4/9 ... Recorded 28 points and five assists in 37 minutes vs. Oklahoma City on 4/5 ... Tallied 12 points, five rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes vs. San Antonio on 3/23 ... Registered 23 points, eight assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes vs. Toronto on 3/21 ... Recorded 16 points, a career-high tying seven rebounds and six assists in a career-high 44 minutes at Miami on 3/19 ... Posted nine points, 10 assists and three steals in 26 minutes at Atlanta on 3/16 ... Registered 23 points and 10 assists in 36 minutes at New Orleans on 3/14 ... Tallied 15 points, a career-high tying 11 assists and four steals in 38 minutes vs. Detroit on 3/12 ... Recorded 20 points, a career-high 11 assists and four steals in 36 minutes at Phoenix on 3/10 ... Posted 11 points and eight assists in 33 minutes at L.A. Clippers on 3/5 ... Notched 23 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3FG, 7-8 FT), six rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes at Utah on 3/3 ... Registered his first career double-double with 14 points, 10 assists (2nd time) and two rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Charlotte on 3/2 ... Dished out 10 assists vs. Boston on 2/24 ... Posted 21 points (8-15 FG), seven assists, a career-high six steals and five rebounds in a career-high 39 minutes vs. Memphis on 2/22 ... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Golden State on 2/9 ... Notched 19 points (7-10 FT), six rebounds and five assists vs. Houston on 2/7 ... Scored his 1,000th career point vs. Indiana on 1/23 ... Totaled 16 points (4-5 FG, 7-8 FT), six rebounds and five assists vs. Phoenix on 1/11 ... Posted 19 points and five assists at Oklahoma City on 12/25 ... Notched 22 points (8-12 FG) at San Antonio on 12/22 ... Totaled 23 points (8-16 FG, 6-7 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and three steals vs. Minnesota on 12/18 ... Posted 18 points (6-7 FG, 6-7 FT) at New York on 12/12 ... Registered 24 points (9-14 FG, 6-7 FT), seven assists and three steals at Boston on 12/8 ... Totaled 17 points (7-14 FG, 3-6 3FG) vs. Chicago on 11/26 ... Pitched in 17 points and five assists vs. L.A. Lakers in 11/11 ... Scored 19 points at Indiana on 11/9

2009-10 (Denver)

Appeared in 65 games (eight starts), averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 0.74 steals in 20.2 minutes ... In his eight starts, averaged 17.0 points, 5.9 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.13 steals ... Notched 10+ points on 25 occasions, including five games with at least 20 points ... Among rookies, ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring (8.3), eighth in assists (3.1) and fourth in FG percentage (.515) ... He also ranked second among NBA rookies and 29th among all NBA players in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.48-to-1) ... One of only five rookies in the NBA to average 20+ minutes per game for a team with a winning record in 2009-10 ... Registered a career-high 25 points (8-13 FG, 8-11 FT), four rebounds and four assists at Utah on 2/6 ... Notched 21 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3FG) and eight assists as a starter vs. Golden State on 1/5 ... Finished with 23 points and a career-high-tying nine assists (2nd time) vs. Philadelphia on 1/3 ... Posted 23 points, nine assists and a career-high three steals in a career-high-tying 38 minutes (2nd time) at Utah on 1/2 ... With 23 points on 11/4, he became the first Nuggets rookie to score 20+ points in a regular-season game since Yakhouba Diawara had 23 vs. Philadelphia on 1/2/06 ... His 17 points and six assists on 10/28 were the most points for a Nuggets rookie in his debut since Bobby Jackson vs. San Antonio on 10/31/97 (27) and the most assists since Jalen Rose vs. Minnesota on 11/4/94 (6) ... Missed 10 games (3/1-3/18) due to left shoulder contusion (Inactive twice) and three games (1/8-1/11) due to a left ankle sprain (Inactive twice) ... DNP-CD four times

COLLEGE

Winner of the 2009 Bob Cousy Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate point guard ... Named to Final Four All-Tournament Team after helping lead UNC to the NCAA championship ... Finished seventh in UNC history with 608 assists ... His 2.78 career assist-to-turnover ratio is the second-best mark in ACC history ... Junior (2008-09): ACC Player of the Year and USWBA District Player of the Year ... An All-America First Team selection by the NABC and Second Team by the AP ... Set an ACC single-season record with a 3.49 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Also led the league in assists (6.6) and steals (2.14), finished fourth in field goal percentage (.532) and was Carolina's second-leading scorer (16.6) ... Shot 47.2 percent from three-point range and 79.8 from the free throw line ... Recorded 17 points, eight assists, zero turnovers and career-high seven steals in win over Michigan State ... Had 21 points, nine rebounds and hit the game-winning three at Florida State ... Scored 25 points and dished out five assists in win at Duke ... Named NCAA South Regional Most Outstanding Player ... Averaged 12.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and shot 43.3 percent from three-point range in the NCAA Tournament ... Sophomore (2007-08): All-ACC Honorable Mention pick, NABC All-District First Team ... Averaged 12.7 points and a team-high 5.2 assists (ranked third in the ACC) ... Led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.36) and ranked sixth in free throw percentage (.835) ... Missed seven games and made only brief appearances in two more due to two separate ankle injuries ... Posted a career-high 26 points at Rutgers ... Registered a double-double of 23 points and 10 assists at Miami (Fla.) ... Notched 21 points, four assists and four steals vs. Mount St. Mary's in NCAA Tournament first round ... Recorded 19 points and seven assists vs. Arkansas in second round ... Tallied 11 points and nine assists vs. Louisville in the Regional Finals on his way to earning All-East Regional Team honors ... Freshman (2006-07): Averaged 10.2 points and 5.6 assists (ranked third in the ACC) ... Led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.57) ... Recorded a season-high 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting at NC State ... Registered 14 points and six assists vs. Tennessee in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off ... Tallied 14 points and eight assists vs. Boston College in ACC Tournament semifinals ... Earned All-ACC Tournament honors ... Scored 20 points and dished out eight assists vs. Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament

PERSONAL

Has one sister and one brother ... Majored in exercise and sport science at UNC ... Led Oak Hill Academy to a 42-1 record as a senior (won their first 42 games) ... McDonald's, Parade and USA Today All-America selection as a senior, averaging 23.8 points, 9.1 assists and 5.0 steals in 2006 ... Participated in McDonald's All-Star Game, Jordan Classic and Nike Hoop Summit ... Also played soccer for one year at Oak Hill ... Most Valuable Player at World Juniors Tournament in France in June 2005 ... Attended Bishop McNamara High School (Forestville, Md.) for two years

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Height: 5'11''/ 1.8m
Weight: 195 lbs./ 88.5 kg
Born: November 03, 1987
From: University of North Carolina
Draft: 1st Round (18th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Indiana Pacers 2015 - 2015
  Houston Rockets 2015 - 2015
  Denver Nuggets 2009 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: North Carolina/USA

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