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Lou Williams | Guard | #23

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (15) / PHI
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Lou Williams lit up the Jazz for 38 points, seven assists, six rebounds, one steal and four triples in 34 minutes on Monday.
Incredible. This comes on the heels of a 40-point effort against the Grizzlies on Saturday, so he's clearly stepping up for a Lakers team that recently lost Jose Calderon (hamstring) and Nick Young (calf) to injuries. He hit 13-of-27 shots from the field and hit all eight of his free throws. D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, and with Williams playing out of his mind right now, he's a very nice sell-high candidate. Dec 6 - 1:16 AM

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Lou Williams was a one-man band during a 103-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a season-high 40 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He was 11-of-20 from the field and made all 14 from the line. Williams seemed like he was due for a blow up, and he finally came through. In the previous seven games without D’Angelo Russell (knee), Williams usage rate has increased to 29.5, but his minutes only increased 0.6 from his season average. This massive game boosted him up two rounds of value on the season, putting him inside the top 65 for standard leagues. He's a bit of a sell-high, but Williams is legit under coach Luke Walton.
Dec 4 - 12:20 AM

Lou Williams hit 5-of-14 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 22 minutes on Tuesday night.

Williams continues to be efficient in the minutes he receives, averaging over a fantasy point per minute. He is averaging a career-high 16.6 points per game and is currently matching his career-high in steals, despite playing the fewest minutes per game since the 2010-11 season. He should be owned in all formats and continues to be a solid contributor in several categories for fantasy owners.
Nov 29 - 10:52 PM

Lou Williams made 5-of-13 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish a win vs. the Hawks with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Williams has scored 20+ points off the bench in six games this year, exceeding his total from the entire 2015-16 season. He's off to a torrid start and it's hard to avoid a sell-high recommendation since the Lakers are likely to emphasize youth development as the season progresses.
Nov 28 - 12:53 AM

Lou Williams scored 25 points (8-of-14 FGs, 5-of-6 3PTs, 4-of-6 FTs) in 30 minutes, while also dishing out three assists and getting two steals.

Despite averaging fewer than 25 minutes per game, Williams remains a consistent contributor to this Lakers offense -- he scored 14 points in his first three minutes tonight. He's tied with D’Angelo Russell for the highest usage rate of 28.6 percent on the team and with the Lakers playing paced up, Williams should continue to see plenty of scoring opportunities. He's a good source of points, threes, and steals, even if his current production isn't sustainable.
Nov 21 - 12:14 AM

Lou Williams went off for a season-high 24 points vs. the Spurs on Friday, adding three rebounds, three assists, two steals, two triples and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

He was playing 22.5 minutes per game prior to Friday, but picked up about five extra minutes with D'Angelo Russell (knee) on the sidelines. Williams was coming off a six-point dud vs. the Nets on Tuesday, but got back on track tonight by hitting 9-of-13 from the field and all four of his free throws. He's flirting with mid-round value and is worth owning in standard leagues, but he's a must-start option if Russell misses more time.
Nov 19 - 1:32 AM

The Lakers concluded their back-to-back set with a road loss at Minnesota on Sunday, despite Lou Williams' team-high 17 points (5-of-10 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) with five boards and four assists.

L.A.'s offense has been clicking under coach Luke Walton and they came in ranked fourth in scoring (109.6 points per game) and third in field goal percentage (47.6 percent), trailing only the Hawks and Warriors in the latter category. The second unit has been a consistent strength, thanks in part to Williams' efforts, and he's currently flirting with mid-round value with averages of 19.0 points, 2.3 triples, 3.0 boards, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals.
Nov 13 - 10:04 PM

Lou Williams hit 6-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, two rebounds, one assist and three steals in Thursday's comeback 101-91 win over the Kings.

Sweet Lou is having a nice season off the bench and is the veteran leader of the Baby Lakers. He was highly efficient in his 23 minutes and is averaging a rock-solid 17.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 45 percent shooting over his last five games. He's a must-start fantasy player until further notice.
Nov 11 - 2:01 AM

Lou Williams came off the bench to hit 5-of-15 shots for 15 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in Tuesday's 109-97 loss to Dallas.

Sweet Lou didn't shoot it too sweetly tonight, but is averaging 17.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games. He's the only non-baby Laker you want to rely on in fantasy right now.
Nov 9 - 1:01 AM

Lou Williams led the Lakers to a 117-97 win over the Warriors on Friday, hitting 7-of-14 shots on his way to 20 points.

Sweet Lou was huge down the stretch and handed four assists with two rebounds, three steals, one block and two triples in 26 minutes. He's been doing this all season and had averages of 14.6 points, 3.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.0 treys in his previous five. The Lakers are going to use a hot-hand approach when determining who will close out games between Williams, D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young, but he's doing enough to warrant ownership in standard leagues until he cools off.
Nov 5 - 1:40 AM

Lou Williams torched the Hawks down the stretch on Wednesday, finishing an improbable road win with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting, four assists, three rebounds and two steals.

Lou also hit a pair of 3-pointers and he helped L.A. put together an explosive 72-point second half to erase the Hawks' early lead. He's a nice low-end guard for points, 3-pointers, assists and FT percentage, but his upside is capped while D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young are healthy.
Nov 2 - 10:53 PM

Lou Williams scored 19 points in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers, adding five assists, three treys and four turnovers in 27 minutes.

D'Angelo Russell was in foul trouble and only played 19 minutes, so that explains the bump in minutes for Lou -- he was only getting 20.3 minutes per game prior to Tuesday. Williams was 7-of-14 from the field and hit both of his freebies from the line, but he will be hard to trust until this type of workload becomes the norm.
Nov 1 - 10:34 PM

Lou Williams (rest) returned to action on Wednesday with seven points, three assists, one steal and a rare block in 16 minutes off the bench.

Williams was held out of Saturday's game to get some rest, and he still seems like the favorite to start at SG alongside D'Angelo Russell on opening night. His scoring will be necessary for the neophyte Lakers, in either case, and he's a decent late-round source of scoring, 3-pointers and heavily-weighted FT percentage.
Oct 20 - 1:15 AM

Lou Williams (rest) will not play on Saturday.

It's a scheduled day off for Williams. While he has been more of a sixth man in his career, he might be starting at shooting guard with Jordan Clarkson behind him. With Williams out, Clarkson or Nick "Uncle P" Young are the likely starters.
Oct 14 - 5:32 PM

Lou Williams caught fire late during Sunday's win vs. the Nuggets, finishing with 25 points on 8-of-15 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs, four 3-pointers, three rebounds and two assists.

Sweet Lou averaged 15.3 points per game last season despite the presence of Kobe Bryant, but the Lakers' youth movement is in full bloom this year. The veteran is little more than a late-round flier for points, 3-pointers and FT percentage, with low turnovers.
Oct 10 - 12:49 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jose Calderon
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Lou Williams
2Jordan Clarkson
3Nick Young
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac