But that didn't stop the Houston Rockets from acquiring troubled point guard Ty Lawson via a trade with the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
According to ESPN, the Rockets sent a package of forward Kostas Papanikolaou, guards Pablo Prigioni and Nick Johnson and center Joey Dorsey with a future first-round pick to Denver for Lawson and a 2017 second-round draft selection.
The trade likely won't be formally finalized until after Monday. Lawson's next court appearance for his DUI in Denver is set for August 20.
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