For months, Houston Rockets fans begged for a PG after their falling in the Western Conference Finals to the Golden State Warriors. They targeted Ty Lawson, arguably one of the more underrated guards in the Western Conference. Lawson however comes with baggage, coming off his second DUI arrest in less than a full calendar year. The move was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Looking to take a risk, the Rockets traded for Ty Lawson Sunday night. In exchange for the 27-year-old guard, the Rockets sent to Denver what basically amounts to a pasta plate from V Live at 2 AM. Oft-injured forward Kostas Papanikolaou, journeyman big Joey Dorsey, 39-year-old guard Pablo Prigioni who starred in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals versus the Los Angeles Clippers, a protected first round pick & Nick Johnson, the Rockets first-round draft pick from last season.

For the Rockets, it adds serious offensive depth to the point guard position with Lawson, who finished third in the league last season in assists at 9.6 for a Nuggets team that won 30 games last season and threatened mutiny under former coach Brian Shaw. It also gives the Rockets a bit of flexibility at point guard with recently resigned point guard Patrick Beverly, who’s far more defensive minded and Lawson. After losing Josh Smith to the Clippers last Friday, the Rockets merely traded dead weight from their bench for an influx of a starting PG who now frees up playmaking duties from NBA MVP runner up James Harden.