According to SBJ, free agent point guard Ty Lawson has made a change in his representation. He will now be represented by Larry Fox of Fox Sports Management both on and off the court.
Lawson was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 18th pick of the 2009 NBA Draft after a three-year career at the University of North Carolina, which culminated in the 2009 National Championship.
After six seasons in Denver (and a brief stint in Lithuania during the 2011 NBA lockout), Lawson was traded to the Houston Rockets. He has played for four NBA teams throughout his eight-year career, most recently as a member of the Sacramento Kings. In the past few years, Lawson has experienced some off-court issues, leading to playing for three different teams over the past two seasons.
A current free agent, Lawson has a career average of 12.7 points per game, 6.0 assists per game, 2.7 rebounds per game and 1.2 steals per game. While waiting for NBA teams to come calling, Fox is also in discussions with teams in China for his new client.
In addition to his on-court performance, Lawson has also become involved in various entrepreneurial opportunities. He launched a footwear company called SLKRS, which are “sneaker-looking slippers.” The idea came about because Lawson did not like wearing white socks with black sports sandals as leisure shoes and would sometimes trip over the front part of them. Fox is assisting his “very savvy entrepreneurial businessman” new client in his endeavors. The NBA agent is a 25-year veteran and has represented 25 players in the league.
Lawson was previously represented by Roc Nation Sports.