Denver Nuggets’ point guard Ty Lawson has decided to attend a 30-day residential rehab program in Malibu, Calif., according to multiple reports. The decision comes just days after Lawson was stopped for speeding on a Los Angeles highway and showed symptoms of intoxication.
Lawson’s lawyer announced his decision to enter the month-long program on Friday, while his client appeared in a Denver court for violating his probation. Earlier this year, Lawson was charged with a DUI, as well.
According to Denver Post reporter Jesse Aaron Paul, Lawson will check himself into Cliffside, “a luxury drug and rehab center,” tomorrow. Upon leaving, he will then have to submit to home alcohol monitoring.
Lawson remained silent during the hearing, Paul reports, and looked eager to leave afterward.
It’s unclear how or if Lawson’s current troubles will affect his basketball career. Before his arrest this week, there was much talk of Lawson being traded. It will depend on whether any team will deem his career stats are worth the possible drama.