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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 scored 27 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers on Friday vs. the Pacers.
Coach Luke Walton said before the game that he is "probably not" going to shorten his bench minutes, but now he may have to extend them with D'Angelo Russell leaving the game early with a right MCL sprain. Williams shot 7-of-15 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line in 30 minutes, so his owners can expect some monster production if Russell is unable to play on Sunday vs. Dallas. Jan 21 - 2:14 AM

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Coach Luke Walton said he is "probably not" going to shorten his bench minutes.

"We’re not going to shorten the bench’s minutes to get the starters get back in sooner," Walton said. "The bench most nights is posting big numbers for us." He's right because the bench is leading the NBA with their 49.8 points per game. There has always been some buzz of the Lakers playing their younger guys more, but don't expect too many changes before the break.
Jan 20 - 4:20 PM

Lou Williams scored 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Denver.

He's officially hot again after scoring 26 points in his previous outing. Williams started the last game with Luol Deng (wrist) out, but the Lakers went with Brandon Ingram in the first unit this time around and it will likely stick. Williams still logged 31 minutes because he helped the Lakers climb back into this game, adding seven assists, four rebounds and two triples. He won't be this good going forward and he's a candidate to be moved before the trade deadline, but he's worth owning right now and is giving Eric Gordon a run for his money for the Sixth Man of the Year Award.
Jan 18 - 1:23 AM

Lou Williams got the start at small forward for Luol Deng (rest) against the Clippers on Saturday, making 4-of-12 from the field for 13 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

The Lakers used him as a small-ball three in the preseason and thought it might work against Austin Rivers, but it didn't go as planned. Williams is really seeing a sharp decline in playing time, averaging just 19.0 per game in his previous January games. The Lakers are playing their younger guys more, so he's a cut candidate in shallower formats due to his trouble with efficiency.
Jan 14 - 5:57 PM

Lou Williams is listed as the starter against the Clippers on Saturday for Luol Deng (rest).

The Clippers also go small with Austin Rivers as their third starting guard, so it's likely a matchup move. Brandon Ingram should still get a nice amount of minutes off the bench while Williams has a chance for 30 minutes tonight as well.
Jan 14 - 3:24 PM

Lou Williams struggled on Sunday with 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting, going 0-of-7 from deep with three assists and one rebound in 17 minutes.

Williams took a hard elbow to the face on Sunday, but he shook it off and that wasn't the cause of his poor performance. The veteran's efficiency has waned in January, with just 37.3 percent shooting, and he's likely to take a step back as the Lakers emphasize player development in the coming months.
Jan 9 - 1:40 AM

Lou Williams scored 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting with three assists, one rebound, five triples and three turnovers in 24 minutes in a 127-100 win over the Heat on Friday.

His minutes and production were trending down prior to Friday, but he benefitted from the lopsided score and from Jordan Clarkson's ejection in the third quarter. Williams has been solid all season, but the veteran's outlook isn't the greatest with the Lakers sliding in the standings. With that said, it's possible the Lakers trade him to a contender prior to the deadline.
Jan 7 - 1:23 AM

Lou Williams played 24 minutes and hit 3-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three rebounds and three assists in Thursday's 118-109 loss to the Blazers.

D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson all played at least 32 minutes tonight, while Williams has seen just 24, 17, 17 and 21 minutes in each of his last four games. The minutes hit is taking a toll, as he's averaging just 12.8 points and 1.3 3-pointers on 40 percent shooting over his last four games. He was on fire when Russell was hurt, but Williams is now a borderline fantasy starter now that the Lakers are back at full strength.
Jan 6 - 1:34 AM

Lou Williams was held to single-digit scoring for the third time all season on Sunday, going 3-of-11 from the field with two 3-pointers for eight points in 17 minutes of action.

Williams added one assist without any rebounds, steals or blocks, and a lack of supporting stats is a background concern for fantasy owners. He's returned mid-round fantasy value in just 25.1 minutes per game this season due to impressive efficiency, including an 87.0 percent free throw rate on 6.2 attempts per game. For what it's worth, Williams has shot better than 42.9 percent from the field just four times in his past dozen games.
Jan 2 - 12:47 AM

Lou Williams played just 21 minutes and hit 3-of-7 shots for 10 points, one rebound and three assists in Thursday's loss.

Tonight broke a streak of five games with at least one 3-pointer and the 10 points were his lowest output since Nov. 15, when he scored six. With D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Nick Young and Luol Deng all getting wing minutes for the Lakers, using any of them right now can be a bit risky. But Williams has been so solid in December and had 22 points on Tuesday, so we're not all that worried about him going forward, but owners have to hope this isn't the start of a downward trend.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:42:00 AM

Lou Williams scored 22 points (6-of-13 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs) with three assists, two rebounds, two triples and three turnovers in 27 minutes in Tuesday's 102-100 loss to the Jazz.

He must not like the Jazz, as he averaged 27.5 points and 6.5 assists on 48.7 percent shooting in the previous two meetings this season. Williams had nine points and one assist alone in the final two minutes of the third quarter, but it wasn't enough as the Lakers' comeback attempt fell short by just two points. Williams should be considered a frontrunner for the Sixth Man of the Year Award along with Eric Gordon and Tyler Johnson.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 01:07:00 AM

Lou Williams hit 8-of-17 shots, three 3-pointers and 8-of-8 free throws on his way to 27 points, two rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes of Thursday's 115-107 loss to the Heat.

Williams has scored in double figures in every game since Nov. 18 and had his first 20-point game after scoring 18 or fewer points in his previous five contests. He's taken a bit of a hit since D'Angelo Russell returned from his knee injury, but is still averaging 17.8 points, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 40 percent shooting over his last five games. He's worth owning as long as he's getting at least 25 minutes a game off the Lakers' bench.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Lou Williams hit 5-of-12 shots for 16 points, two rebounds, eight assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes of Tuesday's tough loss to the Hornets.

Even with D'Angelo Russell back and Jordan Clarkson going crazy with seven 3-pointers, Lou-Will still managed a fairly decent line. He's not the 40-point monster he was a few weeks ago, but he's still producing well enough to be owned in most leagues.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:21:00 PM

Lou Williams had an excused absence from practice on Thursday.

As of Thursday afternoon, he's fully expected to play against the 76ers in Philadelphia on Friday night -- revenge game? Williams is lapping the field for Sixth Man of the Year, posting a fantastic 60.7 true shooting percentage on a 30.2 usage rate. He likely will cool off after an awesome start to December, but keep him rolling in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Lou Williams scored 14 points with two assists, one rebound, one steal, one block and two treys in 26 minutes against the Kings on Monday.

He only hit 3-of-12 shots from the field and 6-of-8 from the line, and his production finally slowed down with D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young taking on larger roles. Williams is obviously still worth owning in standard leagues, but the sell-high window may have closed with this line.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 01:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jordan Clarkson
3Jose Calderon
4Marcelo Huertas
SG1Nick Young
2Lou Williams
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac