Ty Lawson charged with physical harassment and criminal mischief

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Ty Lawson was booked Saturday with a pair of charges stemming from domestic violence.

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson has been charged with physical harassment and criminal mischief, according to the Denver Post. The harassment charge reportedly deals with "either striking, shoving, or kicking."

The incident occurred Saturday, with a judge prohibiting Lawson from contacting the apparent victim. He was released on $1,000 bail Monday.

More on Lawson at Denver Stiffs

The 25-year-old has gotten into minor trouble at various points in his professional career. Most notably was a DUI during his North Carolina days, but nothing along those lines has surfaced since. He was found guilty in 2012 for "permitting an unauthorized person to drive" and in January was arrested for "flight to avoid prosecution."

Lawson has emerged as a promising point guard in Denver, guiding a squad that finished third in the Western Conference last season. He averaged career highs of 16.7 points and 6.9 assists in 2012-13 with the reins of an offense-heavy Nuggets squad in his hands, and his fast-paced style of play meshed with the up-tempo style of play George Karl favored.

But it's been a turbulent summer, as Karl, general manager Masai Ujiri and star Andre Iguodala have left the team. Not to conflate ugly accusations with basketball moves, but an arrest adds to the chaos in Denver.

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