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Lou Williams | Guard | #12

Team: Houston Rockets
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 hit 7-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes of Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Thunder.
Williams stepped up, while Ryan Anderson (1-of-6, 2 points), Trevor Ariza (1-of-6, 2 points) and Eric Gordon (3-of-10, 8 points) all struggled tonight. It will be some combination of these guys getting it done for the Rockets in Round 2 of the playoffs, but trying to figure out which Rocket not named James Harden is going to step up each night will be next to impossible, just as it was all season long. Apr 25 - 11:04 PM

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Lou Wiliams scored 22 points with four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

The Rockets went with plenty of no-center lineups in this game as they tried to battle back. Williams only played 23.5 minutes per game in the first two, which is a more realistic expectation for playing time in Game 4 on Sunday. He has scored at least 21 in each of his last two games, so he can clearly get it done with minutes under 25.
Apr 22 - 12:19 AM

Lou Williams made 8-of-14 shots to score 21 points on Wednesday, going 3-of-4 from deep with two assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers in 21 minutes.

Williams scored 16 points in the first half alone, helping Houston stay close despite giving up 68 first-half points to the visiting Thunder. He led an early fourth-quarter surge while James Harden was resting and continues to look like a smart bet for the Rockets, who acquired him from the Lakers in exchange for Corey Brewer and a 2017 first-round pick.
Apr 19 - 10:57 PM

Lou Williams (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

He was rested on Monday, but he'll be back in action for tonight's regular-season finale. With the Rockets at full strength, Isaiah Taylor and Bobby Brown might not play at all.
Apr 12 - 5:09 PM

Lou Williams (rest) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

Williams was rested on Monday, but he'll be good to go for Houston's regular-season finale. With Williams back in action, Isaiah Taylor and Bobby Brown could drop from the rotation entirely.
Apr 11 - 3:36 PM

Lou Williams, who will sit out Monday's game for rest purposes, finished Sunday's road victory with 18 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

Williams and Nene (hand) are both going to sit out vs. the Clippers, as Houston seeks to maximize their key players' rest with playoff seeding locked. Williams shot just 5-of-15 from the field tonight, including 1-of-9 from downtown, but in typical fashion he made all seven of his free throws.
Apr 9 - 9:10 PM

Lou Williams will be rested vs. the Clippers on Monday.

Houston plays back-to-back games on Sunday and Monday, and coach Mike D'Antoni has opted to give his key players some rest with his team locked into the No. 3 seed. Williams' absence should open up a few more minutes for Eric Gordon and Troy Williams.
Apr 9 - 5:42 PM

Lou Williams led the Rockets' bench on Sunday with 23 points, making 7-of-14 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws with a pair of 3-pointers.

Williams added four boards and two assists in 30 minutes, and he got hot late after a rough start to this game. His role actually didn't increase that much with James Harden out due to illness, which most of that production going to Pat Beverley and Troy Williams. It's just something to consider if Harden misses another game.
Apr 2 - 11:48 PM

Lou Williams made 5-of-16 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

If not for his ridiculous Sunday with 31 points and 7-of-8 from deep, Williams would be freezing cold. In his other six games over that seven-game span, he's missed all 22 attempts from beyond the arc. Williams is still going to get heavy minutes and shots, especially with Ryan Anderson (ankle) out and possibly because James Harden is limited as a shooter. Keep him rolling and just hope he snaps out of it against the Warriors.
Mar 31 - 1:13 AM

Lou Williams hit 5-of-14 shots and 7-of-8 free throws for 17 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.

Sweet Lou had 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting with seven triples on Sunday and while he wasn't nearly as good tonight, he still came through with some points. Eric Gordon is cold and Ryan Anderson is injured, so Williams is once again a fantasy factor until further notice.
Mar 28 - 11:31 PM

Lou Williams seemingly couldn't miss during Sunday's win over the Thunder, racking up 31 points, seven triples, three boards, four assists, one steal and three turnovers in 31 minutes off the bench.

Williams was en fuego all game long and didn't even miss his first shot until the fourth quarter rolled around. He ended his evening going 11-of-15 from the field, 7-of-8 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe to give him an elite true shooting percentage of 97.6. Mike D'Antoni hinted prior to the game that Williams will be looking at an expanded role with Ryan Anderson (ankle) set to miss the next two weeks, so it looks like Sweet Lou is back to being a must-own player in all leagues.
Mar 26 - 7:02 PM

With Ryan Anderson (ankle) set to spend the next two weeks on the sidelines, the Rockets will give more minutes to Lou Williams and Sam Dekker.

Mike D'Antoni acknowledged that Williams has been in a bit of a shooting funk as of late, but he's hopeful some added minutes will help him get into a better rhythm. "He hasn't been real consistent, [but] he manufacturers points somehow either getting to the foul line or assists," said D'Antoni. "He started off so well you think he's going to make every shot and it's not fair to him, but he's good." Williams could be worth a speculative add in wake of the Ryno injury.
Source: ESPN
Mar 26 - 2:31 PM

Lou Williams scored five points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

He has been ice cold lately, but the Rockets may need him more with Ryan Anderson (ankle) going down tonight. Expect Williams to heat up as a scoring and treys specialist.
Mar 25 - 2:22 AM

Lou Williams scored 14 points with one rebound, two assists and no 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

He'll be all over the place with eye-popping lines of 30 points like Wednesday, but then he'll have letdown like this one. Williams should have a bumpy ride as a mid-round guy, but that's fine.
Mar 18 - 12:41 AM

Lou Williams scored 30 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and seven 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

Revenge game? Williams was having a nightmare March coming into this game, averaging 9.0 points, 2.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.2 treys on just 24.6 percent from the field in his previous six games. This wasn't about garbage time with Lou making all seven shots from the field in the first half. Williams is just the third player since 1983-84 with two 30-point, 7-assist games off bench in a season (Sleepy Floyd, Jamal Crawford). This monster game moved him back into the mid-round range after the break. He'll likely be more of a top 75-100 guy going forward.
Mar 16 - 1:40 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1James Harden
2Lou Williams
3Bobby Brown
4Isaiah Taylor
SG1Patrick Beverley
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Sam Dekker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku