1. Biography

Ty Lawson is a professional basketball player who was born in Clinton, Maryland, on November 3, 1987. He has been dating Ashley Pettiford since 2013. The couple currently has one child together. Lawson has been in the news lately for all of the wrong reasons. He has been arrested for driving under the influence in January and July of 2015.

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2. Income & Salary

After a successful high school basketball career, Ty Lawson was one of the most recruited players in the United States. He eventually chose to play his college basketball for the University of North Carolina. Lawson average just over 10 points per game in his freshman season, and he helped lead the North Carolina Tar Heels to a Atlantic Coast Conference title in the regular season. The team was ultimately eliminated in the Elite Eight. Lawson continued the great play in his sophomore season. His 12.7 points per game helped lead the Tar Heels to the Final Four. He originally planned to enter the NBA draft after his sophomore season, but changed his mind in hopes of winning a National Championship. Lawson won the ACC player of the Year Award in 2009, and he helped North Carolina the National Championship. The great college career got him drafted 18th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 NBA Draft, but he was quickly traded to the Denver Nuggets. After two successful seasons coming off the bench, Lawson became the starting point guard for the Nuggets in the 2011-12 season. He averaged 16.4 points per game during his first season as the starter. He continues to be one of the best point guards in the league, but he has not been able to get the Denver Nuggets out of the second round of the playoffs.

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3. Estimated Net Worth

Ty Lawson got paid a salary of $10.3 million in 2013 to play for the Denver Nuggets. His salary jumped to $11.6 million for the 2014 season. Due to legal troubles and other expenses, he only has a net worth of approximately $9 million in 2015.

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