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Houston Rockets 2015 Media Day: Ty Lawson Discusses Fresh Start

By Tamberlyn Richardson

Continuing the Houston Rockets 2015 Media Day, Ty Lawson took to the podium to discuss his new team, opportunity and what he expects.

.@TyLawson3 officially in his Rockets jersey. #RocketsMediaDay

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) September 28, 2015

Interview Highlights:

  • Houston has been showing him a lot of love and he’s happy to be in Houston
  • He expects to bring a lot of energy, push the pace and be a play maker
  • Lawson says he’ll play defense and many people don’t recognize he is also very good off the ball so looks forward to playing with James Harden
  • He believes he can be the extra roster piece that pushes them further
  • As per the off court situation he didn’t really elaborate other than to say the organization has noticed all the little things he does like coming to the gym every night.
  • He further says “anything I’ve needed, they’ve done for me, whether it was moral support or whatever he needed”
  • He looks forward to getting know players and finding out where they want the ball

Rockets fans, here are your point guards, @patbev21 & @TyLawson3

— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) September 28, 2015

  • Lawson said McHale’s two main rules are play hard and be on time.
  • Asked if he feels the Rockets are over looked he says yes and they’ll be putting teams on notice as soon as the season starts.
  • A player he pin pointed was Corey Brewer (who he played with in Denver) and is very happy to be reunited with him

Ty Lawson showing moves and sees PBev #Rockets

— Howard Chen (@TheHoChen) September 28, 2015

Of note: clicking the Twitter link below will allow you to view his interview in it’s entirety:

Media Day 2015 – Ty Lawson via @houstonrockets

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) September 29, 2015

  • Lawson says this is his chance to prove himself and his career by winning a championship
  • He says he definitely has a different mind set and “doesn’t want to let any of his teammates down”
  • Lawson says he is ready to compete for the starting point guard position and feels Patrick Beverley will make him a better all round player since he is a preeminent defensive guard.

Stay with Space City Scoop as we bring you the highlights from the player’s at the podium today and make sure to make us a daily stop for all things Houston Rockets. As we gear up for the season watch for our Space City Scoop team Round Table or our Player Profiles.

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