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Louis Williams - PG/SG, 6'1, 175
Los Angeles Clippers - Acquired via trade in June 2017
       Date of birth: 10/27/1986
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 45th pick, 2005
     Out of: South Gwinnett HS
  NBA Experience: 12 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
2005 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 45th overall by Philadelphia.
18th August, 2005 NBA Signed a guaranteed three year contract with Philadelphia, for $450,000 in the first season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary. Included team option for 2007/08.
28th November, 2006 NBA Assigned by Philadelphia to Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League.
8th December, 2006 NBA Recalled by Philadelphia from Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League.
30th June, 2007 NBA Philadelphia exercised 2007/08 team option.
4th August, 2008 NBA Re-signed by Philadelphia to a five year, $25 million contract. Included early termination option after 2011/12 season.
17th June, 2012 NBA Exercised early termination option.
12th July, 2012 NBA Signed a three year, $15,675,000 contract with Atlanta.
30th June, 2014 NBA Traded by Atlanta, along with the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira (#16 ,2013), to Toronto in exchange for John Salmons and a 2015 second round pick (#50, Marcus Eriksson).
9th July, 2015 NBA Signed a three year, $21 million contract with L.A. Lakers.
23rd February, 2017 NBA Traded by L.A. Lakers to Houston in exchange for Corey Brewer and a 2017 first round pick (#28, Tony Bradley).
28th June, 2017 NBA Traded by Houston, along with Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Wiltjer, Sam Dekker, DeAndre Liggins, Pat Beverley, Darrun Hilliard, a 2018 first round pick and cash to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Chris Paul.
When: Where:
June 2005 - June 2012 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
July 2012 - June 2014 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
June 2014 - June 2015 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2015 - February 2017 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
February 2017 - June 2017 Houston Rockets (NBA)
June 2017 - present L.A. Clippers (NBA)
From blog:


   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Lou Williams
PG/SG, 6’1, 175lbs, 30 years old, 12 years of experience

Absolutely fantastic in a fairly responsibility-free role with the Lakers to begin the season, then returned to Earth somewhat with the Rockets. On the season as a whole, shot 60.8% at the rim and 36.5% from three-point range, not attempting a whole bunch in between, but was very inconsistent with the Rockets, and wasn’t so much a freelance offensive threat as he was an unreliable forcer of the issue. His shooting percentages plummeted, and as always, he contributed little defensively. As a full season of work, it was a good year for Williams. The Rockets just got the lesser third.

Player Plan: One year and $7 million remaining. There will not be resale value going forward, nor has he quite achieved what he was brought in to do. Williams should thus be retained, allowed to shoot, encouraged to pass to the crowd less, and see what happens.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 30th November 2017
2017-11-30

Just as the Clippers had begun to turn it around with a three-game winning streak, Blake Griffin hurt his knee in the last minute of their last game and will miss the next two months. In his absence, someone will have to score.

Career reserve Williams is now a starter in light of Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic’s injuries, and his 18.6 points per game average is a career high in his thirteenth season. His 4.0 assists per game is only 0.2 off another career high, too, and with 42.6 and 50.3 fantasy points in his last two games, Williams knows what needs to be done, and will get up as many shoots as is possible. This makes him underpriced.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 20th November 2017
2017-11-20

As the Clippers implode around him, Williams is doing his best to stem the tide. He is averaging 17.7 points and 3.4 assists per game, all from the bench, the only guard on the team able to get to the rim and finish regularly. It appears that regardless of the injuries and/or struggles ahead of him, Williams is destined to still always come off the bench, and $16.6 million is a lot for a bench player, even in fantasy. Nevertheless, he is currently performing sufficiently to be worth it.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 10th November 2017
2017-11-10

Milos Teodosic has been out for all but the first two games of the year with injury, and now his replacement Patrick Beverley is also out with a sore knee. Furthermore, utility wing Austin Rivers seems also likely to miss tonight with a bad ankle. Therefore, regular shooting guard starter Williams now defaults to being the main point guard for the Clippers until they recover. Williams is not cheap, and while his 14.4 point, 3.3 assist per game averages are quite tidy, they are not especially good fantasy value at this price, especially with very few rebounds or steals to flank them. But add a few assists to that title, as he might now do for a bit, and it could be.

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