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Report: Ty Lawson pleads no contest to Los Angeles DUI

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 14: Ty Lawson #3 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on December 14, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Rockets 114-108. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Ty Lawson pleaded guilty to a January DUI in Denver, and the NBA suspended him two games for it.

Now, the Rockets guard has settled his July DUI in Los Angeles.


Lawson will NOT go to jail for his 2nd DUI this year -- getting 4 years probation after entering a “no contest” plea in his L.A. court case.

This will likely get Lawson another suspension.

While a no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, there is precedent for the NBA to act. The league suspended Mavericks forward Devin Ebanks two games in 2013 after he pleaded no contest to a 2012 DUI.

It took nearly a month for the NBA to suspend Lawson for his Denver DUI after the guilty plea was first reported. So, there could again be a delay while the league ensures everything is finalized, but I’d be very surprised if Lawson isn’t suspended again.

Safe to say, this won’t help Lawson’s trade value.