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Lou Williams | Guard | #23

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (15) / PHI
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Lou Williams led the Lakers on Wednesday with 28 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block, making 9-of-15 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs while going 4-of-6 beyond the arc.
Sweet Lou also played 36 minutes without a single turnover, but the Lakers' starting unit was trounced tonight. The Lakers have no real incentive to keep the 11-year veteran through the trade deadline, but so far Williams' name hasn't really surfaced up in the trade-rumor mill. Feb 11 - 12:58 AM

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Lou Williams scored 20 points with four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

The veteran guard was held to just 11 points in each of his last two games since returning from an illness, and the fact that he played 34 minutes despite his recent struggles is a good sign. Williams is a candidate to be moved at the trade deadline because the Lakers are tanking, so hopefully he ends up in a good situation if that happens.
Feb 3 - 1:43 AM

Lou Williams couldn't find the range from the field on Sunday, shooting 1-of-10, but he went 8-of-8 from the FT line to finish with 11 points, two boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

Sweet Lou makes a living at the line and this isn't exactly unexpected -- over his past five games he's shooting 28.2 percent from the field and 89.7 percent from the FT line. He's been terrific as a starter and the only imminent threat to his value is the prospect of a trade to a less-favorable situation.
Feb 1 - 12:25 AM

Lou Williams (illness) will play Sunday vs. the Hornets.

He was probable heading into this one, so no surprises here. Go ahead and get him active for a favorable matchup against the Hornets.
Jan 31 - 2:34 PM

Lou Williams (illness) is probable to play on Sunday against the Hornets.

He played 35 minutes in his return on Friday and did not play well. It's fair to say Williams will be ready for this late start on Sunday night.
Jan 30 - 4:13 PM

Lou Williams struggled to find his shot on Friday, going 2-of-6 from the field on his way to 11 points, six boards, four assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in 35 minutes.

After dropping a career-high 44 points vs. the Thunder in early-January, Williams has been steadily trending down, and over the past two weeks he's producing just tenth-round value in 9-cat leagues with averages of 16.0 points, 2.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.1 three-pointers per game on 39.2 percent shooting from the field and 84.0 percent from the line. He's worth owning as a points getter and free throw percentage booster, but he's not much more than a late-round asset.
Jan 30 - 1:08 AM

Lou Williams (illness) will start against the Clippers on Friday.

He'll join Jordan Clarkson, Anthony Brown, Julius Randle and Roy Hibbert.Williams has been sick a for a few days, so he shouldn't be too ill tonight. He's not as hot as he was a couple weeks ago, but he's still worth owning.
Jan 29 - 9:04 PM

Lou Williams (illness) is a game-time call vs. the Clippers on Friday.

He didn't play on Thursday vs. the Bulls, but the Lakers could really use him with Kobe Bryant (rest) getting the night off. If Williams is held out, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell would have to play huge minutes. However, Clarkson is the better target in DFS because coach Byron Scott still doesn't trust the rookie yet.
Jan 29 - 1:57 PM

The Lakers are exploring the trade market for Lou Williams.

Williams has been great this season and is the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, so he is one of the most valuable assets on the Lakers. His owners should be rooting for a trade at this point, as Los Angeles will probably look to get D'Angelo Russell more minutes down the stretch. Williams is averaging 15.5 points, 2.7 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers this season and is worth owning in all leagues.
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 10:09 AM

Lou Williams (illness) won't play against the Bulls on Thursday.

He was not expected to play due to his upper respiratory illness. With Lou out, we should see more Jordan Clarkson and hopefully D'Angelo Russell.
Jan 28 - 8:44 PM

Lou Williams (upper respiratory infection) is being listed as doubtful for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

Williams wasn't able to make it through Wednesday's practice, and it seems likely he'll spend Thursday's game on the sidelines. With Williams out, D'Angelo Russell will have the opportunity to return to the starting five, and Jordan Clarkson will see some increased opportunity on offense.
Jan 28 - 2:19 PM

Lou Williams (illness) left practice early on Wednesday.

He has an upper-respiratory infection and could miss Thursday against the Bulls. If he can't go, that may put D'Angelo Russell in the starting lineup with more run for Jordan Clarkson. There should be an update tomorrow morning.
Jan 27 - 2:46 PM

Lou Williams scored 20 points in Saturday's loss to the Jazz, but he shot just 5-of-16 from the field.

Once again, Williams got a lot of his work done at the free throw line, connecting on seven of his eight attempts. The guard also chipped in two boards, one steal and three 3-pointers, and he now has averages of 24.4 points, 4.0 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.2 3-pointers per game over his last five. The Lakers are obviously tanking this season, so his value will eventually drop off. He could be a popular name at the trade deadline, though.
Jan 16 - 11:58 PM

Lou Williams scored 19 points with eight assists, four boards, one block and one 3-pointer in Tuesday's win over the Pelicans.

He was clutch down the stretch in this one even though he finished just 4-of-14 from the field, and he also connected on all 10 of his free throw attempts. He is not shooting the ball that well (36.8 percent over his last five), but he is averaging an impressive 22.2 points, 3.8 assists, 3.2 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five outings. With Kobe Bryant (Achilles) going down again, Williams is still a must-own player.
Jan 13 - 1:59 AM

Lou Williams scored 18 points with eight boards, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in Sunday's loss to the Jazz.

He shot just 5-of-17 from the field in this one, but he is rolling right now and is coming off a 44-point performance vs. the Thunder on Friday. In the Lakers' past five games, Williams averaged a gaudy 8.0 made free throws on 90.9 percent shooting -- those are the exact same numbers Russell Westbrook put up at the line during the same span. With Kobe Bryant (Achilles) and D'Angelo Russell ailing, Williams is a must-own player until further notice.
Jan 11 - 12:20 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
PF1Larry Nance
2Julius Randle
3Brandon Bass
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre