Ty Lawson is ready for the next overseas mission – NBA Sports

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Among what seemed like an unexpected series of events, the Greek team Kolossos H Hotels on the island of Rhodes recently Presentation Free agent point guard signature Ty Lawson..

The team started the season by commanding the other two guards. Jacquen Lyle And Dusty Hanners.. Both made their mark in college, but couldn’t find chemistry in the ensemble still trying to understand things in the Greek League. Colossos is currently standing 3-7 and is located near the relegation zone rather than the playoffs.

However, the status quo of the team can change. LawsonThe 33rd, 2009 Consensus Second Team All-American and NCAA Champions were at some point considered one of the NBA’s best guards. But with the exception of the 2018 five-game stint against the Washington Wizards, China has been his hometown for the past three years.

Colosso Smark LawsonFirst professional contract since being banned by the Chinese Basketball Association in September Some Instagram comments considered racist.. Prior to his release, he averaged 27.3 points, 8.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.

One of the keys to his latest deal, which has already been announced, is Lawson’s relationship with the head coach of Colossos. Iliad CanzorisWhen the former played against Lithuanian powerhouse Jargiri Kaunas during the 2011 NBA lockout and the latter was an assistant coach at the time. has a short but exclusive chat with a 5’11”guard ready to embark on another international trip. The management of the Colossos H Hotel told him not to interview him until he set foot in Greece and was officially announced by the club.

So the following is not an interview, Ty Lawson Explain his current situation.

“I’m waiting for a Chinese visa so that I can come back to China after coming to Greece. I think it will happen on Thursday or Friday (January 8th). As soon as I get it, next Once you get your visa, the team will book your ticket. Then I’m on my way to Greece. “

When asked why he stayed in China, he replied: “Because the COVID situation doesn’t really exist. So far, there are few cases where you are allowed to exercise in the gym, play basketball, or eat somewhere. In the United States. , I live in California, where everything is closed, so I thought China was a good place to stay. “

Ty Lawson He says he’s trying to stay fit: “I’m practicing here. My brother, who I’m staying at, has a gym at the hotel. I play basketball, exercise, and use the gym 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

The former Nuggets point guard is keeping up with the development of his new club, including some of his future teammates. “I’m aware of the situation. The team has won one game from there and one from the last place, so I want to play off. So I understand the importance of winning the game. I have some games sent by my coach so I can watch the play. I know about the team and everything. For example. Enes KanterBrothers of the team.know Enes I’m a big fan of him. I’m excited. “

Last but not least is the club called Jargiris. Lawson I still like it very much: “Good. I was still in the NBA, so I had to leave early and when the league started I had to go back. I love Zalgiris and I love Europeans. I know basketball very well. “

Let’s see what Rhodes has prepared for him.

– NBA Sports

Ty Lawson is ready for the next overseas mission Ty Lawson is ready for the next overseas mission

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