Ty Lawson Signs With Lithuanian Club Team, According To Report

Ty Lawson, the speedy Denver Nuggets point guard who emerged as a starter towards the end of last season, has signed a contract to play for Zalgiris Kaunas, a Lithuanian Club team. Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post reported the news, and the club has confirmed it in a press release. The press release also confirms that Lawson's contract has an NBA out that allows him to return to the NBA once the lockout is resolved.

Zalgiris Kaunas is one of the top teams in Lithuania and boasts American players such as Sonny Weems of the Toronto Raptors and former St. Mary's star Omar Samhan. The club president is Arvydas Sabonis, the former Portland Trail Blazers star who was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Lawson averaged just under 12 points and five assists per game last year, but averaged 14.4 points and seven assists per game in the second half of the season after taking over the starting point guard job following Chauncey Billups' trade to New York.

For more on Lawson and the Nuggets, visit Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

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