The Houston Rockets have turned it around in the month of December and are finally above .500, but all isn't quite right in Houston.
Point guard Ty Lawson, who was acquired in a trade this offseason with the Denver Nuggets, still isn't performing to his usual standard. Lawson has been used sparsely in the month of December, averaging only 18.4 minutes a game in the month of December.
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Lawson is averaging career lows in points per game (5.8), field goal percentage (32.9) and multiple other categories. While it seems more likely that the Rockets will attempt to trade Lawson, it sounds like a possibility that the team may consider waiving him altogether.
“Zaza Pachulia foolishly agreed to modify the terms of his gentlemen's dunking bet with Dirk Nowitzki. Pachulia has an insurmountable 7-3 dunks lead this season, so he accepted Nowitzki's proposal to credit the sweet-shooting 7-footer one dunk for every 10 3-pointers made. Nowitzki has knocked down 37 3s this season, making the official tally on the bet 7-6 in Pachulia's favor. “He'll never catch me,” Pachulia said, but the smart money is now on the big German.”