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Louis Williams
PG/SG - 6'1, 175lbs - 37 years old - 17 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2023 season
  • Birthdate: 10/27/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): 45th pick, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: South Gwinnett HS
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2005 NBA DraftNBADrafted 45th overall by Philadelphia.
18th August, 2005NBASigned 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, 2006NBAAssigned by Philadelphia to Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League.
8th December, 2006NBARecalled by Philadelphia from Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League.
30th June, 2007NBAPhiladelphia exercised 2007/08 team option.
4th August, 2008NBARe-signed by Philadelphia to a five year, $25 million contract. Included early termination option after 2011/12 season.
17th June, 2012NBAExercised early termination option.
12th July, 2012NBASigned a three year, $15,675,000 contract with Atlanta.
30th June, 2014NBATraded 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, 2015NBASigned a three year, $21 million contract with L.A. Lakers.
23rd February, 2017NBATraded by L.A. Lakers to Houston in exchange for Corey Brewer and a 2017 first round pick (#28, Tony Bradley).
28th June, 2017NBATraded 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.
7th February, 2018NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year, $24 million extension with L.A. Clippers.
Career Moves
June 2005 - June 2012Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
July 2012 - June 2014Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
June 2014 - June 2015Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2015 - February 2017L.A. Lakers (NBA)
February 2017 - June 2017Houston Rockets (NBA)
June 2017 - presentL.A. Clippers (NBA)
Articles about Louis Williams

June 29, 2017

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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