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Lou Williams | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: None
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Byron Scott said that he's not worried about Lou Williams' struggles this season.
"I don’t worry about Lou that much," Scott said. "He’s one of those guys that knows how to create opportunities for himself. When he’s not shooting well, he can still get up numbers for us." Scott moved Sweet Lou to an off-the-ball reserve role prior to Sunday's game, so perhaps that change will spark some improved production. Signed to a $21M deal this offseason, Williams is averaging 12.5 points and a 3-pointer on a career-worst 33.1 percent shooting. Nov 23 - 1:29 PM

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Lou Williams led L.A.'s reserves with 14 points on Sunday, making 3-of-8 field goals and 7-of-7 free throws with five assists in 25 minutes.

He's shooting just 33.1 percent from the field this season and coach Byron Scott moved him off the ball tonight, which might help Williams operate as a pure scoring threat. He's worth a look if you need help with points, 3s and FT percentage in deeper leagues.
Nov 23 - 12:15 AM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that he is making a change at backup point guard in place of Lou Williams.

Williams played just 16 minutes against the Raptors on Friday, but this is certainly a little surprising. Scott wouldn't mention if he would give the nod to Marcelo Huertas, and he jokingly mentioned that he wasn't considering Nick Young. We'll have an update after the game, but things aren't looking good for Williams' outlook.
Nov 22 - 8:03 PM

Lou Williams scored 16 points against the Suns during a 120-101 loss on Monday, adding two rebounds, two 3-pointers and two turnovers.

He made 6-of-12 from the field and really needed a good game. Williams did not shoot above 37 percent in any of his previous games this month, making just 28.2 percent in those eight outings. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. He's not a pickup after this game and would need to do it again on Friday against the Raptors. Revenge game?
Nov 17 - 1:17 AM

Lou Williams hit just 3-of-11 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws for 14 points, four rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes on Tusday.

D'Angelo Russell struggled (again) and Kobe Bryant was resting, but Williams still got his normal allotment of minutes tonight. He's averaging 14.0 points, 2.6 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five, so there wasn't much out of the ordinary with him tonight. The Lakers are now 1-6 with no relief in sight.
Nov 10 - 10:52 PM

Lou Williams was held to nine points on 3-of-12 shooting during Sunday's road loss, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover in 21 bench minutes.

Lou is down to 35.2 percent shooting this season and he's a combined 5-of-27 from downtown. Don't overreact to his early-season doldrums -- the reigning Sixth Man of the Year has shot below 40 percent just once in his 10-year career.
Nov 8 - 7:26 PM

Lou Williams scored 24 points off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets and converted a stunning 16-of-19 attempts from the free throw line.

Williams also recorded five boards, two assists, one block and three steals, but he did fail to hit any of his five attempts from deep. Williams and Jordan Clarkson were the only Lakers who truly showed up to play, and he should continue to have a significant role in the offense with Kobe Bryant and D'Angelo Russell struggling mightily.
Nov 4 - 1:54 AM

Lou Williams scored 21 points off the bench against the Wolves on Wednesday, adding three boards, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He did miss what could have been the game-winning shot in the closing seconds of the game, but his floater narrowly missed. It says a lot about the Lakers' confidence in Williams for him to take the final shot with Kobe Bryant on the court, and it should also be noted that D'Angelo Russell was benched down the stretch due to a lack of energy on defense. Williams is going to have some up-and-down games this season and it doesn't help that the Lakers have a ton of backcourt depth, so view Williams as a low-end asset in standard leagues moving forward.
Oct 29 - 2:31 AM

Lou Williams scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half of Thursday's 136-97 blowout loss to the Warriors on Thursday.

The news here is that Jordan Clarkson suffered a shoulder injury that could turn out to be rather serious in the first quarter of tonight's game. If he's going to miss time, Lou-Will will see a boost in value and should be targeted late in drafts. It's probably not an accident that he scored nearly 20 points with two 3-pointers, a steal and a block on the same night Clarkson went down. He had also missed two games with a sore groin, but looked good tonight. Put him on your radar at the end of you drafts if you find yourself in need of a guard - especially if Clarkson's going to miss time.
Oct 23 - 1:39 AM

Lou Williams (groin) expects to play in the Lakers' preseason finale against the Warriors on Thursday.

Williams was a full participant during Wednesday's practice after sitting out L.A.'s past two preseason games as a precaution, and he should be good to go tonight against the Dubs. Sweet Lou should put up enough points, 3-pointers and steals this season for low-end value in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 22 - 4:04 PM

Lou Williams (groin) scrimmaged on Wednesday.

He should be ready to go for Thursday and is listed as probable. Due to Williams missing time, we got to see a lot of Marcelo Huertas, who is going to make the team. As for Sweet Lou, he should be able to put up some low-end value in standard leagues with a 50/50 split of the point guard minutes.
Oct 21 - 4:00 PM

Lou Williams (groin) will not play against the Blazers on Monday.

He was expected to play, but the team will keep him out. Williams should see almost all of his minutes at point guard and should split that time with D'Angelo Russell. Williams is a late-round pick and not much upside while the Lakers are healthy.
Oct 19 - 3:50 PM

Contrary to a previous report, Lou Williams (groin) is considered probable to play vs. the Blazers on Monday.

He was held out on Saturday night, but the injury is very minor and the Lakers were just being cautious. Williams will have a key role on the second unit for the Lakers this season, but he isn't anything more than a late-round flier while D'Angelo Russell is healthy.
Oct 18 - 2:56 PM

Lou Williams is out on Saturday night due to a sore groin.

It is not considered serious and he should be ready to roll to start the season.
Oct 17 - 7:44 PM

Lou Williams saw some extra minutes on Tuesday after rookie D'Angelo Russell went down with a bruised glute in the first half.

Williams finished with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals on the night, but was just 4-of-13 from the floor and missed all five of his 3-point attempts. He did hit 12-of-12 free throws, which really helped his line, but he benefitted greatly by the fact D'Angelo Russell left in the first half with a bruised glute. Williams might be worth a late handcuff to Russell, but that's about it.
Oct 7 - 3:43 AM