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Report: Ty Lawson signs with Wizards ahead of playoffs

Ty Lawson

The Washington Wizards have signed point guard Ty Lawson ahead of their first-round playoff matchup with the Toronto Raptors, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Lawson received letter of clearance after his playoff run in the Chinese Basketball League and was allowed to sign for the rest of the season with the Wizards in time for their first-round postseason series.

The 30-year-old veteran will provide some depth for the eight-seeded Wizards, who will get their postseason started on Saturday against the Eastern Conference leading Raptors.

Through his eight NBA seasons, Lawson has averaged 12.7 points and six assists, recently posting 9.9 points and 4.8 assists per game through his last stint in the league with the Sacramento Kings in 2016-17, opting to play overseas after failing to secure a contract with an NBA team.

A former 18th overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft out of North Carolina, Lawson will be behind All-Star John Wall and backup Tomas Satoransky, as the third-string point guard for this team.