|July 5 5:21 PM PT6:21 PM MT7:21 PM CT8:21 PM ET0:21 GMT8:21 5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST4:21 UAE (+1)02:2120:21 ET7:21 PM CT23:21 - The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign guard Lou Williams, last season's Sixth Man of the Year.
Analysis: Williams averaged a career-high 15.5 points and helped Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games in 2014-15, his lone season there. The Lakers have upgraded their guard rotation by adding Williams after drafting Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell with the No. 2 pick. Deals can't be signed until Thursday, but general manager Mitch Kupchak says Sunday in a release that the Lakers are negotiating with both players and intend to sign them once the free agent moratorium ends.
|Apr. 20 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST20:45 UAE18:4512:45 ET11:45 AM CT15:45 - Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.
Analysis: He was honored as the league's best reserve Monday after averaging a career-high 15.5 points in his 10th season and helping Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games. Williams came off the bench in all 80 of his appearances and averaged 25.2 minutes. He led or tied for the team lead in scoring 18 times, second most in the league for a reserve. The Raptors went 14-4 in those games.
|Apr. 14 6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST5:40 UAE (+1)03:4021:40 ET8:40 PM CT0:40 - Williams scored 16 points Tuesday.
Analysis: Williams wasn't that great, however, as he missed 10 of 13 shots.
|Apr. 5 11:12 PM PT12:12 AM MT1:12 AM CT2:12 AM ET6:12 GMT14:12 11:12 PM MST1:12 AM EST10:12 UAE08:122:12 ET1:12 AM CT5:12 - Williams stayed hot with 27 points in Saturday's loss to visiting Boston.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 19.4 points while hitting 21 of 49 from 3-point range over his last seven games.
|Mar. 3 10:36 AM PT11:36 AM MT12:36 PM CT1:36 PM ET18:36 GMT2:36 11:36 AM MST1:36 PM EST22:36 UAE19:3613:36 ET12:36 PM CT17:36 - Williams had 21 as the Toronto Raptors snapped a five-game losing streak with a 114-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Analysis: He's totaled 43 points in two games.
|Feb. 22 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE06:170:17 ET11:17 PM CT4:17 - Raptors coach Dwane Casey says shooting guard Lou Williams is returning from a sprained ankle for Monday night's game against the Pelicans.
Analysis: Williams, who averages 15.4 points, has missed only one game with his injury, a loss in Houston on Saturday night.
|Feb. 21 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST9:15 UAE06:150:15 ET11:15 PM CT3:15 - Williams scored a game-high 26 points off the bench in Friday's win at Atlanta.
Analysis: The Raptors are now 11-0 when Williams scores at least 22 points.
|Jan. 31 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CT3:59 - Williams scored 25 points in Friday's overtime win at Brooklyn.
Analysis: Williams, averaging 15.4 points off the bench, has scored a combined 52 in the last two games.
|Dec. 29 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET5:01 GMT13:01 10:01 PM MST12:01 AM EST9:01 UAE06:010:01 ET11:01 PM CT3:01 - Williams scored 31 points for the Raptors on Sunday.
Analysis: Williams converted 11 of 18 field goals, including four of seven 3-pointers. He comes off the bench for Toronto, but his usage is usually high and he has proven himself capable of big performances.
|Nov. 23 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET6:32 GMT14:32 11:32 PM MST1:32 AM EST10:32 UAE07:321:32 ET12:32 AM CT4:32 - Williams went off for 36 points in Saturday's 110-93 win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Williams shot 9 of 19 and made all 15 of his free-throw attempts. He's scored a combined 58 points in the last two games after averaging 10.5 in the first 11.
|Nov. 9 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)04:1822:18 ET9:18 PM CT1:18 - Williams scored 16 points Sunday.
Analysis: Williams had extra motivation against his former team, the Sixers - who are a shell of their former selves.