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Lou Williams | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: None
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Lou Williams saw some extra minutes on Tuesday after rookie D'Angelo Russell went down with a bruised glute in the first half.
Williams finished with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals on the night, but was just 4-of-13 from the floor and missed all five of his 3-point attempts. He did hit 12-of-12 free throws, which really helped his line, but he benefitted greatly by the fact D'Angelo Russell left in the first half with a bruised glute. Williams might be worth a late handcuff to Russell, but that's about it. Oct 7 - 3:43 AM

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Lou Williams scored a team-high 14 points in his Lakers preseason debut on Sunday, adding four assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and two turnovers through 27 minutes of action.

Williams will have a similar role with the Lakers this year that he enjoyed with the Raptors last season on his way to winning the Sixth Man of the Year award, and he shouldn't have an issue getting around 25 minutes per game. He's worth a look towards the later rounds for owners seeking some points and 3-point shooting.
Oct 5 - 12:31 AM

Lou Williams said that he wanted to stay with the Toronto Raptors.

Speaking on a radio show in Canada on Monday, Williams said he was "kind of a little disappointed I wasn’t allowed to stay in Toronto, but things happen, you move forward." Williams said he gave the Raptors a chance to match his three-year, $21 million deal with the Lakers, but was told to take the offer. The 28-year-old won't see starters minutes with the Lakers, but he should still see enough playing time to make for a useful late-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Jul 7 - 9:37 AM

Lou Williams has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Lakers.

There are no details yet about potential team/player options. The Lakers backcourt is becoming a bit crowded with Lou joining D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Kobe Bryant, but the 28-year-old Williams should still approach the 25.2 minutes per game he averaged last season. Until his role is clarified, owners should consider him a late-round target for 3-pointers.
Jul 5 - 4:18 PM

Unrestricted free agent Lou Williams is set to meet with the Kings on Friday.

Williams could potentially slide into the starting shooting guard position with the Kings, so he could potentially see a small boost in value in Sacramento. Williams averaged 15.5 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 three-pointers per game on his way to winning the Sixth Man of the Year award during the 2014-15 season, and he'll be worthy of a late-round selection regardless of where he winds up.
Jul 3 - 10:17 AM

Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams is set to become a free agent this summer, and teams such as the Kings, Lakers, Nets and Knicks are expected to pursue him.

The Raptors and Williams have both expressed a mutual interest, but Toronto will have plenty of competition once free agency begins. Williams had a phenomenal season with averages of 15.5 points, 2.1 assists, 1.9 boards, 1.9 3-pointers and 1.1 steals, but he only saw 25.2 minutes per game. His fantasy value will hinge on where he lands this summer, but Williams should be a solid target in the later rounds.
Source: Real GM
Jun 18 - 10:40 AM

Lou Williams' terrific 2014-15 season ended on Sunday, as he racked up 14 points, two 3-pointers and one rebound in 25 minutes during a Game 4 loss in D.C.

Williams beat a tough field to earn Sixth Man of the Year honors and he'll have plenty of suitors when he hits free agency this summer. The 28-year-old combo guard averaged a career-high 15.5 points this season with 1.9 three-pointers, 1.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in only 25.2 minutes per game. He's a solid fantasy target in the late rounds, though his value depends largely on his decisions as a free agent.
Apr 26 - 10:00 PM

Lou Williams received his Sixth Man of the Year award on Tuesday but the celebration didn't last long as the Raptors dropped Game 2 despite his contribution of 20 points and three steals in 27 minutes.

Williams' ACL surgery is a fading memory after an impressive 2014-15 campaign and he's set himself up for a nice payday in unrestricted free agency this summer. The Wizards are dominating the glass through two games and they're rolling offensively, however, and the Raptors will need more players than Williams to step up if they hope to advance to the Conference semi-finals.
Apr 21 - 11:02 PM

Lou Williams was named the NBA's 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year on Monday.

Isaiah Thomas finished second in the voting, and Jamal Crawford rounded out the top three. There was a darkhorse case to be made for Andre Iguodala, but he finished fourth in the voting. It's been a pretty good year for Sweet Lou after being traded for John Salmons and Lucas Nogueira last summer. Williams finished the regular season with averages of 15.5 points, 1.1 steals and 1.9 triples on 40.4 percent shooting.

Lou Williams made 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He had just two points going into the fourth quarter and helped get this game to overtime. Williams was also guarding John Wall in this game, which created some problems for the Raptors late and caused some defensive breakdowns. Williams will struggle with consistency going forward, but he'll likely have a huge game or two in this series.
Apr 18 - 3:53 PM

Lou Williams was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

Coach Dwane Casey said he was going to limit Williams and he rested him the entire way. Williams had a terrific season and he's one of the three players most likely to win Sixth Man of the Year along with Isaiah Thomas and Andre Iguodala. He'll be a very important piece for the Raptors.
Apr 15 - 9:19 PM

Lou Williams will have a minutes restriction against the Hornets on Wednesday.

If Lou plays less, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez and maybe even James Johnson. Considering there are so many playing tonight, we wouldn't suggest using Williams.
Apr 15 - 5:21 PM

Lou Williams scored 29 points against the Heat on Saturday with one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He scored 17 points in the second quarter, which was more than the Knicks and Magic scored in the second quarter today (15). Williams is really solidifying his chances for Sixth Man of the Year and is scoring in bunches right now. In his last five, he averaged 21.6 points, 2.2 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.6 treys. He's also led the team in scoring 17 times this season.
Apr 11 - 10:44 PM

Lou Williams made a game-winning 3-pointer with nine seconds left on Friday against the Magic, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He didn't run the offense nearly as much as usual, but his minutes didn't take a big hit. Williams also closed this game out with Terrence Ross (ankle) on the sidelines, so that should continue. Expect Williams to play 30-33 minutes sans Ross. He's worth owning in standard leagues regardless.
Apr 10 - 9:57 PM

Lou Williams scored 27 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

He's playing great right now and is making a nice late charge for Sixth Man of the Year. Williams is playing a lot better this time around than the last time the Raptors were shorthanded without DeMar DeRozan before the break. He's a must-start player right now.
Apr 4 - 11:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
3Jabari Brown
4Michael Frazier II
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
5Jonathan Holmes
PF1Julius Randle
2Brandon Bass
3Larry Nance
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre