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Louis Williams
Louis Williams
Position: G
Born: 10/27/86
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Salary: $7,000,000
Dec. 15 is the first day that free agents who signed last summer can be traded. The Lakers signed Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass in the offseason, hoping those veterans would help generate a playoff push, but Los Angeles dropped nine of its first 11 games. The question for teams like the Lakers, Pelicans, and Nets is whether it’s best to hold on to veterans or deal them for assets and simply prepare for next season. Some free agents haven’t made the expected impact, such as Miami’s Amar’e Stoudemire, who has played 12 minutes this season.
That moment will happen when the Lakers host the Raptors Nov. 20. Still, Williams stressed he does not hold a grudge against Toronto for allowing him to sign with the Lakers to a three-year, $21 million deal despite posting a career-high 15.5 points per game last season and winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. “I don’t think about it now,” said Williams, who is close with Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. “I’m over it. They’re over it. Everybody has moved on.”
Williams acknowledged it was “weird” how the situation turned out. But there were practical reasons for the breakup from both sides. “They were in a position where they were trying to get better at every position,” Williams said. “I was looking to make a decision faster than they were prepared to do so. We had a deal on the table, and they weren’t ready to make a decision. So I told them to go ahead.”
The Lakers’ newcomers in Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon were all asked if Bryant touched base with them at all ever since joining the purple and gold. Hibbert shook his head ‘no.’ Williams and Bass continuously stared at Hibbert. Bass soon smiled over the awkward silence. But instead of considering this a red flag in future team chemistry, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak represented one of many who found the incident amusing. “It’s kind of comical and funny to be honest with you,” Kupchak said recently on SiriusXM NBA Radio with Brian Geltzeiler and Rick Mahorn. “It was a good moment in TV. They asked a question and the three players kind of looked at each other and kind of just shrugged their shoulders, ‘No.”