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With star point guard John Wall still on crutches following a knee injury, the Washington Wizards are on the lookout for some veteran point guard options.
Among the candidates, according to a report from ESPN, is free agent Ty Lawson. Per the report, Lawson and the Wizards are holding ongoing discussions and he is under serious consideration.
Along with Lawson, the Wizards are also said to be considering Ramon Sessions, Briante Weber, Donald Sloan and Derrick Rose, who cleared waivers after being released by the Utah Jazz over the weekend.
Lawson, 30, most recently played for the Sacramento Kings, appearing in 69 games last season. He is a veteran of eight NBA seasons and has played this season in China.
Per Hoops Rumors:
At one point, Lawson averaged at least 15.2 PPG with the Nuggets from 2011-2015. However, several off the court issues, including a pair of DUIs, have hindered Lawson’s NBA career.
Sessions, 31, was waived by the New York Knicks earlier in the season — and the same thing happened with Weber, 25, who was waived by the Houston Rockets.
Sloan, 30, has spent time journeying around the NBA and was in training camp with the Wizards in the fall. He last played in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets in the 2015-16 season.
Rose, 29, was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Utah Jazz on Thursday. The Jazz waived him Saturday, and once he clears waivers Monday, will become a free agent able to sign with any team.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are also said to be showing a strong interest in Rose.