Ty Lawson was cut from the Fujian Sturgeons in the Chinese Basketball Association due to "inappropriate comments" he made on social media.

Lawson, who lead Fujian to a playoff berth last season, had stayed in China during the CBA offseason.

The Sturgeons released a statement saying that Lawson violated the "social responsibilities and core values" of the team.

The 32-year-old Lawson has not commented on the departure.