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On To The Next One: Ty Lawson

Oct 1, 2012; Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) poses for a photo during media day at the Pepsi Center. Credit: Troy Babbitt-US PRESSWIRE

Earlier this month, Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson terminated his relationship with his agent Leon Rose at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and many speculated that Lawson would end up signing with basketball agent Happy Walters.  Sports Agent Blog has received confirmation from Walters that Lawson is now his client.

Lawson was drafted by Minnesota #18 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft, but the right to that pick was traded to the Denver Nuggets.  Lawson has played with the Nuggets ever since (the Nuggets exercised its third and fourth year options on Lawson’s rookie contract).

Recently, there has been talk of the Nuggets offering Lawson a 4-year, $45 million deal.  Lawson will have until the end of this month to accept such an offer or will become a restricted free agent in 2013.  If Lawson accepts a deal with the terms mentioned, it will allow him to make roughly the same amount of money in 2013 as Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics.  Not a bad pick up for Happy Walters.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.