while I don't really care for Lawson as a player you who is without sin cast the first stone. YES he messed up.......twice. however this man lives in the public spotlight so everything he does will be magnified. does he deserve punishment for what he did? YES, but let's not throw the baby out with the bath water. Lawson is unhappy in his present situation however before last year he was playing at a very high level. have those skills eroded? NO, not IMO. he let his unhappiness cause him make mistakes.......probably trying to drown his sorrows in the bottle. NEVER JUDGE A MAN TILL YOU HAVE WALKED A MILE IN HIS SHOES. punish him yes crucify him NO. here I am sticking up for the man and I don't even like him
You're right. My opinion/concern for him is solely in regards to how it could affect the Rockets. For me, it's a risk I'm not interested in. He wasn't at the top of my PG wish list and he keeps sliding further down. From my perspective, if we trade for him (using precious, precious assets) and he isn't the answer then we may have shot ourselves in the foot. This next move will be as close to an "all in" move as we can get for this next season. I don't feel good about going "all in" with Lawson right now.
Here, have some 2015 Lawson Highlights
I have to say, most of his best work comes against the league's worst teams or, if it is a decent team, you might notice he's being guarded by the likes of Hinrich, Blake, Calathes, Barea, et al. Any time there is a legit defender on him he just jacks a 3 or a long 2. He does get to the hoop against Bev once...whatever that's worth.
After watching those highlights and Jennings I am more confident I'd rather have Jennings on the team....you know...if Morey decides to make that kind of move