After a season in the China Basketball Association, guard Ty Lawson has emerged as a serious candidate for a deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources told ESPN.

The Wizards are still considering several point guards, including Derrick Rose, Briante Weber and Ramon Sessions, league sources said.

Nevertheless, Lawson's strong performance with Shandong of the CBA, including 55 points in his final game, has merited deeper inspection, league sources said. Lawson is expected to get the opportunity prior to the All-Star break to make a case to Washing