The Houston Rockets appear stuck with controversial point guard Ty Lawson, who has seen limited playing time and role with the Texas team this season. According to reports, the Rockets have placed Lawson on the trading block but have so far found no NBA squad willing to deal with the team.

According to CBS Sports, Houston is now exploring trade possibilities involving Lawson as they will try to accommodate the point guard’s and his agents’ request of moving teams in the current season. Last week, ESPN confirmed that Lawson’s representatives are “investigating his trade value” across the NBA.

Lawson, who was acquired by the Rockets in a deal with the Denver Nuggets during the 2015 offseason, is averaging 5.9 points on 32.9 per cent field goal shooting overall and 29.4 per cent three-point shooting with 1.9 rebound, 4.2 assists and 2.0 turnovers in just 25.2 minutes per game. The points and minutes average are the lowest since his rookie season and the rest are career-low numbers for the six-year point guard.

According to the same CBS Sports report, an Eastern Conference team executive remarked that there is “no market” for Lawson, which puts the Rockets’ in a tough position of either sticking with the veteran point guard despite his underwhelming stats for the season or waiving him and losing him to free agency for nothing.

While Lawson’s value is down, his stats with Denver made him a legit starting point guard in the league when he did not struggle with playing time and off the court issues. In the 2013-2014 NBA Season, he was one of the better point guards in the entire league averaging 17.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game.

Through Wednesday games in the NBA, the Rockets have just 15 wins against 14 losses for the season, or just in 7th place in the Western Conference. Considered one of the top contenders for the West title this year, the mediocre win-loss record is seen as a disappointment for the James Harden-led franchise.

Lawson was also suspended by two games by the league for his guilty plea in a November court case for driving while impaired in an incident in Denver earlier in the year. Lawson faces up to 180 days in jail if found guilty.

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