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Ty Lawson announces future with China team, then walks it back on Twitter

Ty Lawson

Free agent point guard Ty Lawson made a video, speaking to the fans of the Shanxi Dragons of the Chinese Basketball League and expressing his eagerness to come and play for the team, as announced by international reporter David Pick.

The North Carolina product took to Twitter to deny his signing in China, 23 minutes after Pick’s tweet went live.

Lawson might not have signed in China, but he could soon be close to inking a deal after having the doors closed on a possible return to the Sacramento Kings when the organization drafted point guard De’Aaron Fox. The Kings consequently signed floor general George Hill in the midst of a free agency frenzy, closing the doors on a potential return with young Frank Mason III as the third point guard.

Lawson averaged 9.9 points per game last season, bouncing back from two miserable seasons after leaving the Denver Nuggets — team for which he played the first six seasons in the league.