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Sources: Ty Lawson signs with Wizards, will be on playoff roster

Ty Lawson played with the Kings in 2016-17. (AP)

Ty Lawson has signed a contract with the Washington Wizards and will be on their postseason roster, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Lawson’s playoff run ended in the Chinese Basketball Association on Wednesday, and he and the Wizards worked toward receiving his letter of clearance and agreeing to a deal Wednesday night, league sources said.

Lawson, 30, provides backcourt depth for the eighth-seeded Wizards, who face the top-seeded Toronto Raptors on Saturday in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Lawson has played eight NBA seasons, averaging 12.7 points and six assists. He played for the Sacramento Kings a season ago, posting 9.9 points and 4.8 assists per game. He signed in China last offseason after failing to agree to an NBA contract.

Lawson was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

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