A Memphis Grizzlies forward named Ty Lawson has a new teammate in his backcourt.
That’s right, Lawson is getting a teammate on the court as well.
Lawson, a five-time All-Star, will be the new Memphis Grizzlies starting point guard for this upcoming season.
He’s not going to be a regular, though, because he’s going to have to go out and make plays with the ball.
In the preseason, Lawson was used primarily as a reserve point guard.
He averaged just 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
But he did play a significant role for Memphis, averaging 8.8 points and 3.1 assists per game in those six games.
As a reserve, Lawson has been tasked with the primary duties on offense and defense.
He is expected to play a big role in Memphis’ offense, averaging 17.6 minutes per game as a starter.
He’ll also have to take a major step forward offensively as a scorer, averaging 10.7 points and 7.9 assists per contest.
Lawson has also been tasked as a go-to scorer for the Grizzlies.
He averages 5.5 assists per outing and has shot just 36.7 percent from the field in his career.
As of now, he’s only averaging 3.4 points and 0.6 assists per night.
He should get plenty of chances to contribute, though.
Memphis currently sits fourth in the NBA in scoring, and Lawson should be able to contribute in a variety of ways.
He has the ability to score in the post, as well as being a threat at the basket.
The Grizzlies have a lot of talented players on the roster.
They could use some help off the bench as well, and this new teammate could help the team out tremendously.
He could provide a much needed boost off the court, and it will certainly help in the preseason.
Lawson will be an interesting player to watch for the future.