Although Dedric Lawson wasn’t selected during the 2019 NBA Draft, the former Kansas star has landed with an NBA team this offseason.
Lawson spent his time in the NBA Summer League with the Golden State Warriors. He averaged 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in limited action.
Golden State elected to let Lawson walk after Summer League, essentially opening the door for another playoff team in the Western Conference.
It turns out that Lawson will be a member of the San Antonio Spurs for this year’s training camp. If he can impress the coaching staff this fall, then it’s possible he’ll make the roster.
His contract for this season is an Exhibit 10 contract, which means the Spurs can use Lawson on their G-League affiliate team if they wish to do so.
Regardless, the former Jayhawk has an NBA team to call home.
— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) July 24, 2019
During his time at Kansas, Lawson quickly emerged as the go-to scorer on Bill Self’s roster. Last season, he averaged 19.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game en route to being named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.
Lawson has shown that he can handle transitioning from one team to another. His jump from Memphis to Kansas turned out to be pretty smooth.
We’ll see if Lawson can find his way on the season-opening roster for the Spurs.