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Lou Williams | Guard

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: None
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Lou Williams said he's happy he was traded to the Raptors because he likes that he was wanted.
"It wasn’t a money thing," Williams said. "It wasn’t just something to do. They felt they had a void they needed to fill coming off the bench and I’m excited to help. I feel wanted. I feel like I have a responsibility with this basketball team and that’s the best way I can operate." He'll be a combo guard for the Raptors off the bench, but it will take multiple injuries to the Raptors rotation in order for Lou Williams to be a factor in standard fantasy leagues. Sep 5 - 9:15 AM

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Lou Williams said on Friday that he's close to 100 percent.

He had ACL surgery 17 months ago and still didn't look great with the Hawks last season. The Raptors invested a ton on money on point guards this offseason and will likely throw Williams in with the second unit. He's not going to put up great numbers while the team is healthy.
Jul 18 - 3:55 PM

Lou Williams has looked great in Vegas workouts, according to Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri.

Ujiri watched Williams worked out in Las Vegas and said he didn't notice any effects of Williams' prior knee injury or surgery from a year ago. Williams will likely comprise half of the Raptors' second unit backcourt alongside Greivis Vasquez and could serve as a decent fantasy option in deeper leagues if he's able to carve out 20-plus minutes per game for himself.
Jul 10 - 12:28 PM

The Hawks traded Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira to the Raptors on Sunday in exchange for John Salmons.

Salmons' $7 million salary is only $1 million guaranteed. Williams' deal will pay him $5.5 million next season, and as usual this can be tied back to LeBron James -- by waiving Salmons the Hawks likely intend to clear enough cap space to pursue LeBron and other top free agents (Adrian Wojnarowski mentions Luol Deng as a prime target). A move to Toronto might be an upgrade for Williams if Kyle Lowry leaves the Raptors this summer, and it helps that he's one year further removed from ACL surgery.
Jun 29 - 8:36 PM

Lou Williams had a costly turnover in the last minute of Game 6's loss to the Pacers, finishing with 16 points, one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He left his feet underneath the basket while dribbling just along the baseline and committed basketball sin, leaving his feet with no shot or no teammates open for a pass. To make matters worse, he also committed a foul after the turnover. Williams also attempted a 3-pointer in transition when the Hawks had numbers during a fast-break, so this wasn't his best game. His 25 minutes tonight were the most he's played in this series and he'll likely be back around 20 for Game 7 on Saturday.
May 1 - 10:24 PM

Lou Williams scored 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting (0-for-7 from deep) with five rebounds, six assists and one steal in the Hawks' 95-93 loss to the Bobcats on Monday.

Williams is a rest-risk himself for Wednesday's game, but if the Hawks continue to trot out a depleted lineup with him in it then he'll be worth a look. Jeff Teague added 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with three treys, four rebounds, five assists and a steal in the loss.
Apr 14 - 10:53 PM

Lou Williams will start at shooting guard on Monday vs. the Bobcats.

The Hawks are resting Kyle Korver tonight and there should be some minutes available for Williams. Although, he did miss two games last week due to hamstring soreness and played only 19.7 minutes per game in the three following games, averaging 12.3 points, 2.3 assists and 1.3 triples in that span. He's a bit of a risky player to use tonight, but the upside is there.
Apr 14 - 2:54 PM

Lou Williams hit 4-of-4 3-pointers and 7-of-9 shots for 23 points and three assists off the bench in Saturday's win over the Heat.

With Williams cooking tonight, Kyle Korver was pretty quiet, finishing with just four points and one 3-pointer. The Hawks are in the playoffs, so watch for news about guys sitting over the final few days of the season.
Apr 12 - 10:08 PM

Lou Williams played 17 minutes in his return on Wednesday for nine points, one board, two assists and three fouls.

He said after the game he just needed a couple games off to rest his sore hamstring and perhaps missing Sunday and Tuesday was the plan. It doesn't sound like a serious injury, but the light load in minutes tonight isn't very encouraging for his outlook. Most fantasy owners should be able to do better even though Williams and the Hawks have a nice schedule the rest of the way.
Apr 9 - 10:56 PM

Lou Williams (hamstring) is listed as probable to face the Celtics on Wednesday.

He missed the last two games with just soreness to his hamstring, so it's not a big surprise to see him back already. Williams was playing well before his injury, averaging 14.7 points, 5.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 triples in 22.3 minutes. He'll have a chance to score in double figures tonight and is worth a look as a low-upside option.
Apr 9 - 5:21 PM

Lou Williams will miss Tuesday's game against the Pistons with a sore hamstring.

He's day-to-day, but he's now missed two straight, which is a shame because he was heating up. Kyle Korver should see a few extra minutes tonight.
Apr 8 - 11:51 AM

Lou Williams (sore left hamstring) remains questionable for Tuesday's game.

The Hawks don't practice on Monday so there will be no medical updates coming until shootaround on Tuesday. Hamstring injuries can be touchy so most fantasy owners should plan for the worst while hoping for the best -- if Williams does sit out again, his minutes will be dispersed among Kyle Korver, Shelvin Mack and Cartier Martin.
Apr 7 - 11:22 AM

Lou Williams (sore left hamstring) will not play against the Pacers on Sunday.

This injury comes out of the blue and this is not to the same leg as the torn ACL from last season. Williams was playing great off the bench, but it's unclear how much time he'll miss. Shelvin Mack figures to get some extra run while Dennis Schroder could as well.
Apr 6 - 5:25 PM

Lou Williams played great against his former team on Monday during a win over the Sixers, scoring 22 points with five boards, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

It was one of his best games of the year and it came with the expectations very low. He was basically out of the rotation before Kyle Korver (back) went down and he certainly wasn't a lock to be a key part of the rotation tonight. Still, Williams is a bit of a risky player to add in most leagues because his minutes have been up and down all year.
Mar 31 - 11:23 PM

Lou Williams played 32 minutes off the bench against the Wizards during a 101-97 loss on Saturday, scoring 12 points with two boards, one assist, one steal and no turnovers.

He missed all four shots from deep and he continues to struggle on both ends of the floor. Kyle Korver (back) will likely come back and cut into Williams' minutes because of his lackluster play in this opportunity. He's only a very short-term add in deep leagues.
Mar 29 - 10:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Greivis Vasquez
3Will Cherry
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Lou Williams
3Landry Fields
4Jordan Hamilton
SF1Terrence Ross
2James Johnson
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
4Bruno Caboclo
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes
3Lucas Nogueira