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Lou Williams | Guard

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: None
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Lou Williams stepped up with Kyle Lowry (back) exiting early on Tuesday, leading the second unit with 19 points, three 3-pointers, two rebounds and three turnovers in 33 minutes.
Williams was efficient offensively (6-of-11 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), but he botched the final possession -- facing a two-point deficit, he wasted time isolating at the top of the arc before launching an errant 30-foot three-point attempt. Toronto is now 5-12 in their past 17 games, though it hasn't done much to damage their playoff standing -- they hold a very comfortable 11.0 game lead over the Celtics in the Atlantic Division. Mar 24 - 10:39 PM

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Lou Williams, who had 24 points on Monday, hit just 2-of-12 shots for eight points, four assists and a 3-pointer on Wednesday.

Williams is hit-or-miss lately, scoring 8, 24 and 11 points in each of his last three games. If you catch him on the right night, he's fun to own in daily leagues, but he's been pretty inconsistent for much of the season.
Mar 19 - 12:09 AM

Lou Williams contributed 11 points, one 3-pointer and one assist in 23 bench minutes during a futile effort vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

Williams said recently that he hopes to land a contract extension with the Raptors but hasn't yet spoken with the team's management. He's been able to stay healthy this season and has averaged 15.2 points as a lynchpin for the second unit, so it's likely that his desire for an extension is mutual.
Mar 10 - 11:17 PM

Lou Williams hit 7-of-8 shots, 4-of-4 3-pointers and 8-of-8 free throws for 26 points and six assists on Wednesday.

He's been pretty good all season long, with or without Kyle Lowry, but with Lowry out with a mysterious hand/rest injury, Williams looks like a safe bet for production any time Lowry is out. His 21 points in the fourth quarter set a franchise record.
Mar 5 - 12:50 AM

Lou Williams scored 22 points against the Knicks on Saturday with two rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

He logged 15 minutes as the backup point guard and that might continue if the Raptors rest Kyle Lowry more. Before tonight, Williams was struggling in the second half with averages of 14.3 points, 1.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.5 treys on 41.0 percent from the field. He's still a solid player to own in all leagues.
Feb 28 - 10:29 PM

Lou Williams (ankle) scored nine points on 1-of-8 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Williams hit 6-of-7 shots from the line and the peripherals save this from being a total loss. He'll get things straightened out unless the ankle injury lingers.
Feb 23 - 11:59 PM

Lou Williams (ankle) will play against the Pelicans on Monday.

He missed Saturday due to swelling in his ankle. Williams was on fire before his ankle injury, scoring 26 points on Friday. His fantasy owners can plug him back in. It'll be interesting to see if Terrence Ross gets any minutes at all tonight.
Feb 23 - 6:45 PM

Lou Williams (ankle) is being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Pelicans.

If Williams is able to return on Monday, he'll take away minutes from Greivis Vasquez and Terrence Ross. He'll draw a favorable matchup against the Pelicans, and with averages of 15.4 points, 1.9 three-pointers, and 1.2 steals per game, he'll be a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Feb 22 - 4:12 PM

Lou Williams (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

He suffered the sprain in the third quarter on Friday and played through it, so it apparently swelled up on him. With Williams out, Greivis Vasquez will soak up all of the backup point guard minutes and a few minutes at shooting guard. James Johnson is also an interesting fantasy play, especially in standard leagues. Terrence Ross will play more, but he's been awful lately.
Feb 21 - 7:00 PM

Lou Williams (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

He must have suffered the ankle sprain late on Friday after exploding for 26 points against the Hawks. With Williams out, the Raptors will give more minutes to Greivis Vasquez off the bench while James Johnson and Terrence Ross may also play more. Considering the Raptors probably can't go too small against Trevor Ariza and James Harden, Johnson might be the best play. Obviously, there's risk here.
Feb 21 - 5:42 PM

Lou Williams scored 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting (including seven threes) with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and one block in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Sweet Lou is going to be streaky but he's been a solid mid-to-late round value for most of the year.
Feb 21 - 12:54 AM

Lou Williams hit 8-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 27 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in Wednesday's win over Washington.

If you catch Lou-Will on the right night, he can be a blast to own. Tonight was one of those, but he failed to even score in his previous game. He's terribly inconsistent right now, scoring 27, 0, 18, 4 and 12 points in each of his last five games, so it's understandable if he wasn't in your lineup tonight.
Feb 11 - 11:28 PM

Lou Williams made just 1-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound and two turnovers in 29 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.

He made 9-of-10 from the line and at least his adept ability to draw fouls helped him get some points. Williams will have his bad games here and there, but he's been solid while the Raptors are at full strength. He's a low-end player to own in standard leagues.
Feb 2 - 11:47 PM

Lou Williams scored 25 points off the bench against the Nets during a 127-122 overtime victory on Friday with four rebounds, three assists, and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

He hasn't seen his production drop off in his last five games, averaging 17.8 points, 1.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.0 triples. Williams was at his best while DeMar DeRozan was active, so he should still be viewed as a hold in standard leagues. DeRozan had 26 points, four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one turnover in 41 minutes tonight.
Jan 30 - 10:58 PM

Lou Williams came off the bench for 27 points, two rebounds, two assists, three steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-16 shooting in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

Williams has hit double figures in seven straight games and has only scored in single digits one time in 14 January games, and this is officially your notice to pick him up. Just don't expect him to do this every night, as he's only scored 20 or more points in three of those 14 games.
Jan 29 - 12:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
SG1Greivis Vasquez
2Lou Williams
3Landry Fields
SF1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3James Johnson
4Bruno Caboclo
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes
3Greg Stiemsma
4Lucas Nogueira