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23 Lou Williams SG
Height/Weight: 6-1/175 | Birthdate: 10/27/1986 | Birthplace: Lithonia, GA | Team: Los Angeles Lakers | College: No College | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 73/43 | Average Draft Position: 149.17
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Lakers officially ink guard Lou Williams to contract


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) The Lakers made the Lou Williams signing official Thursday, the team announced.

"I am pleased to welcome Lou to the Laker family," general manager Mitch Kupchak said. "We look forward to his contributions both on-court in bolstering our guard rotation, and also for the veteran leadership he can provide to our young players in the locker room."

No terms of the deal were disclosed, but previous reports indicated the contract was for $21 million over three years.


Report: Lakers sign guard Lou Williams


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) The Lakers signed guard Lou Williams on Sunday, sources told Yahoo Sports.

The reported deal is worth $21 million over three years. Williams averaged 15.5 points and 2.0 assists in 80 games last season for the Raptors.


Report: Kings eyeing free agents Josh Smith, Lou Williams


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Having struck out on guard Wesley Matthews and with money to spend after a salary dump, the Kings are now setting their sights on forward Josh Smith and guard Lou Williams in free agency, league sources have told SI.com.

Smith has already bounced from Atlanta to Detroit to Houston since 2013 and his production has waned. He averaged only 12.4 points a game last season, his lowest output in nine years, and shot just 41.9 percent from the floor.

Williams continued to display his offensive explosiveness in 2014-15. He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award by averaging 15.5 points in just 25 minutes per game.


Raptors SG Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man award


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams was announced Monday as the winner of the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man Award, picking up 78 first-place votes and 502 total points. 

Williams averaged a career-high 15.5 points and hit 152 3-pointers in 80 games for Toronto, which will play Game 2 of its first-round series against the Wizards on Tuesday. 

Williams is in his first season with the Raptors after stints with the Hawks and 76ers. Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas finished second in the balloting and Clippers guard Jamal Crawford was third. 


Lou Williams leads Raptors to win with 29 points off bench


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/11/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams scored 29 points off the bench Saturday to lead the Raptors past the Heat, 107-104. 

Williams hit four of eight 3-pointers and went seven of seven from the free throw line. 

The 29 points were the most for Williams since Dec. 28, when he scored 31.


Raptors guard Lou Williams scores 18 points in win Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams scored 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting from the field, including 3 of 8 from 3-point range, in Toronto's 113-99 win over the Timberwolves Wednesday.

Williams also added three steals and two assists to his totals. It was Williams sixth straight game scoring in double figures and seventh in his last nine.


Raptors guard Lou Williams scores 18 points in win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams scored 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting from the field, including 3 of 7 from 3-point range, in Toronto's 94-83 win over the Lakers Friday.

Williams also dished out four assists and added two steals to his totals. It was Williams fourth straight game scoring in double figures and third consecutive with at least 18.


Lou Williams scores 24 off bench for Raptors


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Lou Williams came off the bench to score a team-high 24 points in the Raptors' 117-98 win over the Pacers on Monday. 

The Raptors never trailed in the game and completed a season sweep of the Pacers. 

Williams shot eight-of-17 from the field, despite hitting just one of six 3-pointers. He scored 12 of his points in the fourth quarter, as the Raptors broke open a seven-point game and pulled away. 

The Raptors next play against the Timberwolves on Wednesday. 


Raptors' Lou Williams posts nearly perfect shooting performance


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams scored 26 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field, including 4 of 4 from 3-point range, in Toronto's 120-112 loss to the Cavaliers Wednesday. It was a strong all-around performance for Williams, who also went a perfect 8 of 8 from the free throw line. 

He scored 21 of his 26 in the fourth quarter. Williams added six assists and two rebounds to his totals.


Raptors G Lou Williams scores 21 in win over 76ers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams posted 21 points during Toronto's 114-103 win over the 76ers Monday night. 

Eleven of Williams' 21 came in the fourth quarter. He made six of his 15 shots from the field and sank all seven of his free throw attempts. It's the second consecutive game that Williams has posted over 20 points. 

Off the bench, Williams saw 30 minutes of game action and also contributed five assists and three rebounds. 

Guard DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 35 points and and forward Patrick Patterson scored 15. 


Raptors' Lou Williams scores team-high 22 points vs. Knicks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams scored a team-high 22 points on 6 of 16 shooting, including 2 of 10 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 103-98 loss to the Knicks Saturday.

Williams attempted at least 10 three-pointers for the fifth time this season, and his 20 percent success rate was his worst in those high-volume games. He also chipped in three assists, two rebounds and one block in 33 minutes off the bench.

The Raptors bring a five-game losing streak into Monday's matchup with the 76ers in Philadelphia.


Raptors G Lou Williams (ankle) returning to starting lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams will be back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pelicans, according to TSN Sports.

Williams has a sprained left ankle that kept him out of Saturday's game against the Rockets.He was listed as probable heading into Monday's game against the Pelicans.

Raptors forward Patrick Patterson has a knee sprain and won't play against New Orleans.


Raptors' Lou Williams expects to play Monday at New Orleans


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams said he will play in Monday's game at New Orleans, reports Raptors sideline reporter Eric Smith.

Williams is dealing with an ankle injury, which prevented him from playing in Saturday's loss to the Rockets. In 54 games, he is averaging 15.4 points and 1.8 assists.

The Raptors are 7 1/2-point favorites.


Raptors list Lou Williams (ankle) as probable for Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams is listed as probable for Monday's game at New Orleans, reports the National Post.

Williams missed Saturday's game because of an ankle injury. In 54 games, he is averaging 15.4 points and 1.8 rebounds.


Lou Williams ruled out for Raptors on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Lou Williams has officially been ruled out for the Raptors' game at the Rockets on Saturday, the team announced.

Williams sprained his left ankle on Friday night. He's averaging 15.4 points this season.

The Raptors are two-point underdogs on the road.  


Raptors PG Lou Williams (ankle) deemed doubtful vs. Houston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Raptors point guard Lou Williams was listed as doubtful for Saturday's contest against the Rockets, according to the team's official website.

Williams is dealing with a sprained left ankle, which he may have suffered the previous night when he scored a team-high 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting, including 7 of 10 shooting from three-point range against the Hawks. He is averaging 15.4 points on 40.2 percent from the field through 54 games this season.

Toronto is a 4-point underdog at Houston, per VegasInsider.com.


Raptors' Lou Williams nails seven three-pointers in win vs. Hawks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Raptors point guard Lou Williams scored a team-high 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting, including 7 of 10 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 105-80 win over the Hawks in Atlanta Friday.

The Raptors are the only team to have multiple wins over the Hawks this season, finishing the series 3-1, and Williams indicated the team was motivated to deliver a big performance after a 21-point loss to the Hawks in Toronto in mid-January.

''We were embarrassed on our home court so we wanted to come out and play with that on our mind,'' Williams said after the game, per the Associated Press.

Williams also chipped in four rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block in 24 minutes off the bench. The Raptors will match up with the Rockets in Houston Saturday.


Raptors' Lou Williams picks up 27 points on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams scored a team-high 27 points on Wednesday against the Kings.

Williams shot 7-16 from the field, including 4-12 from beyond the arc. He managed to sink all nine of his free throws. Williams didn't get the start, but wound up playing 26 minutes. He added three steals and two assists. 


Lou Williams' shooting slump continues Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/8/2015) Raptors guard Lou Williams shot 4 of 15 en route to 15 points Thursday, extending his shooting slump to four games. In that span, Williams is 15 of 49 (30.6 percent) from the field, including 3 of 23 from beyond the arc.

Williams missed all seven of his 3-point tries in Thursday's home loss to Charlotte. He did contribute five assists and four rebounds in 28 minutes.

Williams plays the Celtics on Saturday.


Raptors SG Lou Williams scores team-high 31 vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams scored a team-high 31 points on 11 of 18 shooting, including 4 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 116-102 win over the Nuggets Sunday.

Williams played a season-high 34 minutes with Landry Fields out and capitalized on the opportunity, topping 10 made shots for the first time this season. He added five rebounds, two assists and one steal in the win. The Raptors will square off with the Blazers Tuesday.


Raptors SG Lou Williams scores team-high 26 vs. Pacers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams scored a team-high 26 points on 9 of 18 shooting, including 5 of 7 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 106-94 win over the Pacers Friday.

Williams came off the bench to play a team-high 30 minutes while catching fire, racking up 26 points for the second time in his last three games. It's the second time this season he's been 5 for 7 from downtown. Williams also kicked in four rebounds and three assists in the win. The Raptors will square off with the Knicks Sunday.


Raptors' Lou Williams scores 36 points in victory over Cleveland


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Raptors guard Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points in a 110-93 victory over the Cavaliers Saturday.

It was Williams’ second straight game scoring 20 or more points. He shot 9 of 19 from the field and was a perfect 15 for 15 at the free throw line.

The Raptors next play Monday against Phoenix.


Hawks swap Lou Williams for Raptors' John Salmons


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) The Raptors improved their backcourt depth Sunday by acquiring guard Lou Williams in a deal with the Hawks. According to Yahoo Sports, Atlanta receives forward John Salmons, and Atlanta also obtain the rights to Lucas Nogueira.

Williams played sparingly for the Hawks after returning form knee surgery. He averaged 10.4 points and 3.5 assists on the year. Salmons was sent to Toronto in the Rudy Gay trade but failed to make an impact. Nogueira was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2013 draft and played center in the Spanish ACB League last season.


Hawks will rest three starters in penultimate game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) With the final spot in the Eastern Conference already clinched, the Hawks will give Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll a day of rest Monday against the Bobcats, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The team will trot out the following starting lineup for the penultimate game of the season: Jeff Teague, Lou Williams, Cartier Martin, Mike Scott and Pero Antic.

Lou Williams scores efficiently off the bench


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Hawks guard Lou Williams played well in his return from a hamstring injury Wednesday against the Celtics, though he was limited to just 17 minutes off the bench.

Williams scored nine points on 3 of 4 shooting, with a 3-for-3 mark at the free-throw line. He added one rebound and a pair of assists without a turnover, as the Hawks won, 105-97.

Williams has struggled in his return from ACL surgery this season, averaging just 10.3 points per game, his worst total since 2006-07. He is a career-low 39.7 percent from the field in 56 games.