Lawson missed all four of his field goal attempts while handing out one assist in 16 minutes during the Rockets' 123-110 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday. With averages of 5.2 points, two assists, one rebound, and 0.2 steals in 19 minutes per appearance over the last five games, Lawson continues to be one of the most disappointing draft picks in fantasy. The 28-year-old point guard is producing career-lows across almost every statistical category, and barring injuries or a trade, it's tough to picture Lawson turning things around this season.
Lawson recorded 10 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, two rebounds, and one block across 24 minutes in Sunday's 115-104 win over the Mavericks. After serving as the Rockets' starting point guard in last Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Lawson has returned to a bench role for the last two games with Jason Terry (knee) and Patrick Beverley (ankle) nursing themselves back to full health. While he's seen his minutes fall in both subsequent contests, Lawson has still managed to crack double figures in the scoring column in three straight games. He's shooting 58.6 percent from the field during that span and is beginning to build a stronger case for a larger role.
Updating a previous report, Lawson will not be the starting point guard Friday against Milwaukee, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Jason Terry will get the start in his place. Shortly before the team took the floor for warmups Friday, the team announced that Terry would be able to play and subsequently went on to put him in the starting lineup over Lawson. Still, with Patrick Beverley (ankle) out, Lawson and Terry are the only available point guards for the Rockets and both figure to see a healthy amount of minutes.
Lawson will get the start Friday against Milwaukee, Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. With Patrick Beverley (ankle) officially ruled out again Friday, Lawson will draw his second straight start. Lawson was productive in his start Wednesday against Detroit, scoring 18 points on 61.5 percent shooting from the floor while adding five rebounds and three assists. Given Houston's relative lack of depth at the position, look for Lawson to play a heavy amount of minutes against the Bucks.
Lawson is expected to get the start Friday against Milwaukee, Calvin Watkins of ESPN reports Patrick Beverley (ankle) has been ruled out for the contest, so Lawson, who started earlier this season, will likely join James Harden in the backcourt. In Wednesday's game against Detroit, which Lawson also starter, he tallied 18 points to go with five boards and three assists in 35 minutes.
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