George Karl can reunite with Ty Lawson this summer

DENVER, CO. - APRIL 23: Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl talks with Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) in the second quarter. The Denver Nuggets took on the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round Series at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. on April 23, 2013. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

Each team that George Karl coached since his return from Europe after the 1992 season has featured one premium point guard. In Seattle that was Gary Payton, in Milwaukee that was Sam Cassell and in Denver that were Andre Miller and Ty Lawson.

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He already brought Miller at the end of last season, but at the tender age of 39 it seems like the Kings will more likely signing him on an assistant coach contract rather than as a backup point guard. The next player that Karl can use to run his team is Ty Lawson, who’s officially been listed on the trade block by the Nuggets.


Sacramento enters a crucial season where they need to make some success. The team hasn’t entered the playoff in the past 9 seasons and the rebuilding phase is over. DeMarcus Cousins is growing into a superstar player and the organization simply needs to build around him.

The first thing they need is an experienced point guard that knows George Karl’s system and what a better choice than Ty Lawson. Possible trade would more than certainly involve Sacramento’s first round draft pick from this year’s draft and one more player in the likes of Darren Collison or Jason Thompson.

If the Kings manage to load out these two contracts and sign Ty Lawson, they’ll still have around $9 million to spend in free agency, which means that they can bring a power forward that will bring more to the table than Derrick Williams, to whom the Kings will probably not offer a qualifying contract and will become an unrestricted free agent.

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