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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' terrific 2014-15 season ended on Sunday, as he racked up 14 points, two 3-pointers and one rebound in 25 minutes during a Game 4 loss in D.C.
Williams beat a tough field to earn Sixth Man of the Year honors and he'll have plenty of suitors when he hits free agency this summer. The 28-year-old combo guard averaged a career-high 15.5 points this season with 1.9 three-pointers, 1.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in only 25.2 minutes per game. He's a solid fantasy target in the late rounds, though his value depends largely on his decisions as a free agent. Apr 26 - 10:00 PM

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Lou Williams received his Sixth Man of the Year award on Tuesday but the celebration didn't last long as the Raptors dropped Game 2 despite his contribution of 20 points and three steals in 27 minutes.

Williams' ACL surgery is a fading memory after an impressive 2014-15 campaign and he's set himself up for a nice payday in unrestricted free agency this summer. The Wizards are dominating the glass through two games and they're rolling offensively, however, and the Raptors will need more players than Williams to step up if they hope to advance to the Conference semi-finals.
Apr 21 - 11:02 PM

Lou Williams was named the NBA's 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year on Monday.

Isaiah Thomas finished second in the voting, and Jamal Crawford rounded out the top three. There was a darkhorse case to be made for Andre Iguodala, but he finished fourth in the voting. It's been a pretty good year for Sweet Lou after being traded for John Salmons and Lucas Nogueira last summer. Williams finished the regular season with averages of 15.5 points, 1.1 steals and 1.9 triples on 40.4 percent shooting.

Lou Williams made 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He had just two points going into the fourth quarter and helped get this game to overtime. Williams was also guarding John Wall in this game, which created some problems for the Raptors late and caused some defensive breakdowns. Williams will struggle with consistency going forward, but he'll likely have a huge game or two in this series.
Apr 18 - 3:53 PM

Lou Williams was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

Coach Dwane Casey said he was going to limit Williams and he rested him the entire way. Williams had a terrific season and he's one of the three players most likely to win Sixth Man of the Year along with Isaiah Thomas and Andre Iguodala. He'll be a very important piece for the Raptors.
Apr 15 - 9:19 PM

Lou Williams will have a minutes restriction against the Hornets on Wednesday.

If Lou plays less, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez and maybe even James Johnson. Considering there are so many playing tonight, we wouldn't suggest using Williams.
Apr 15 - 5:21 PM

Lou Williams scored 29 points against the Heat on Saturday with one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He scored 17 points in the second quarter, which was more than the Knicks and Magic scored in the second quarter today (15). Williams is really solidifying his chances for Sixth Man of the Year and is scoring in bunches right now. In his last five, he averaged 21.6 points, 2.2 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.6 treys. He's also led the team in scoring 17 times this season.
Apr 11 - 10:44 PM

Lou Williams made a game-winning 3-pointer with nine seconds left on Friday against the Magic, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He didn't run the offense nearly as much as usual, but his minutes didn't take a big hit. Williams also closed this game out with Terrence Ross (ankle) on the sidelines, so that should continue. Expect Williams to play 30-33 minutes sans Ross. He's worth owning in standard leagues regardless.
Apr 10 - 9:57 PM

Lou Williams scored 27 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

He's playing great right now and is making a nice late charge for Sixth Man of the Year. Williams is playing a lot better this time around than the last time the Raptors were shorthanded without DeMar DeRozan before the break. He's a must-start player right now.
Apr 4 - 11:58 PM

Lou Williams scored 23 points against the Nets on Friday with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers during a 114-109 loss.

Greivis Vasquez just can't get anything going in the starting lineup and scored just seven points, which is just a shade below his scoring average recently. Williams isn't going to start because he makes way more sense as a high usage guy off the bench, but he might see his minutes increase to the mid-to-upper 30s. DeMar DeRozan also turned in a good game with 27 points, eight boards, eight dimes, one steal and five turnovers.
Apr 4 - 1:07 AM

Lou Williams hit 6-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, two assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.

Williams is hot again with Kyle Lowry out with a back injury, and has scored 18 or 19 points in four of his last five games, and had 13 in the other one. As long as Lowry's out, Lou-Will is a great bet for points and 3-pointers every time out.
Apr 2 - 12:46 AM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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