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Lou Williams
18.9 2.2 3.1
Team: HoustonHeight: 6-1 Born: 10/27/1986
Position: GWeight: 175 Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
College: NoneDraft: 2nd Round 15th pick by 76ers (2005)

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Feb. 27 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE05:4123:41 ET10:41 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 28 points Monday, going 8 of 15 from the field, as the Houston Rockets fell to the Indiana Pacers 117-108. Williams grabbed three rebounds and added an assist.
Analysis: Williams has averaged 24 points and shot 50 percent in three games with the Rockets.
Feb. 23 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST7:53 UAE (+1)04:5322:53 ET9:53 PM CTNaN:� - Williams hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points in his Rockets debut after a trade from the Lakers, and Houston crushed New Orleans, 129-99 on Thursday.
Analysis: Williams did't skip a beat with his new team after averaging 18.6 points for Magic's Lakers.
Feb. 21 4:16 PM PT5:16 PM MT6:16 PM CT7:16 PM ET0:16 GMT8:16 5:16 PM MST7:16 PM EST4:16 UAE (+1)01:1619:16 ET6:16 PM CTNaN:� - The Lakers agreed to send Williams to the Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick Tuesday. Williams is expected to play limited minutes in his Rockets debut on Thursday.
Analysis: Williams led the Lakers in scoring at 18.6 points per game while playing off the bench.
Feb. 16 7:53 AM PT8:53 AM MT9:53 AM CT10:53 AM ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST19:53 UAE16:5310:53 ET9:53 AM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 21 points in 24 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 137-101 loss to the Suns.
Analysis: Williams, who could be traded before next week's deadline, should be a bench boost regardless of where he's playing. He's scored at least 20 points 25 times this season, tops among NBA reserves.
Feb. 15 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:270:27 ET11:27 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored a team-high 29 points for the Lakers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Sweet Lou has averaged 22.2 points and shot 48.5 percent in the last 13 games.
Feb. 9 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST23:47 UAE20:4714:47 ET1:47 PM CTNaN:� - Williams played Friday and scored 21 points Friday against the Bucks.
Analysis: He's averaged 21.7 points in the last 12 games.
Feb. 6 5:54 PM PT6:54 PM MT7:54 PM CT8:54 PM ET1:54 GMT9:54 6:54 PM MST8:54 PM EST5:54 UAE (+1)02:5420:54 ET7:54 PM CTNaN:� - Williams had another strong performance off the bench with 22 points Monday against the Knicks.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 22.2 points while hitting 31 of 70 from 3-point range over the last 10 games.
Feb. 1 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CTNaN:� - Nick Young scored 23 points, Williams added 21 and the Los Angeles Lakers survived a frantic fourth quarter to snap their seven-game home losing streak against Denver, beating the Nuggets 120-116 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 23.4 points while hitting 23 of 48 from 3-point range over his last seven games.
Jan. 27 9:24 PM PT10:24 PM MT11:24 PM CT12:24 AM ET5:24 GMT13:24 10:24 PM MST12:24 AM EST9:24 UAE06:240:24 ET11:24 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored a team-high 20 off the bench while both Jordan Clarkson and Ivica Zubac added 16 in Thursday's loss to the Jazz.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 23.8 points while hitting 19 of 43 from 3-point range over his last six games.
Jan. 26 6:34 AM PT7:34 AM MT8:34 AM CT9:34 AM ET14:34 GMT22:34 7:34 AM MST9:34 AM EST18:34 UAE15:349:34 ET8:34 AM CTNaN:� - Williams kept his scoring binge ongoing with Thursday's 31-point effort at Portland. The veteran sixth man went 6 of 11 from 3-point range and added five assists and three steals.
Analysis: The Lakers still aren't winning many games, but Williams is providing some excitement by averaging 24.6 points and shooting 45 percent (18 of 40) from beyond the arc over his last five contests. He'll continue to get plenty of opportunities, especially with D'Angelo Russell sidelined for the time being.
Jan. 22 4:41 PM PT5:41 PM MT6:41 PM CT7:41 PM ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST4:41 UAE (+1)01:4119:41 ET6:41 PM CTNaN:� - Williams led the Lakers with 15 points during the team's miserable 122-73 loss at Dallas on Sunday.
Analysis: Williams finished 4 of 11 from the field and 1 of 6 from 3-point range in the most lopsided defeat in franchise history. The veteran guard had entered the contest on a hot stretch, having averaged 25.7 points and going 11 of 23 from beyond the arc over his previous three games.
Jan. 21 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
Analysis: That's three straight games with at least 24 points for Williams, who could be playing even more if D'Angelo Russell's injury keeps him out for a bit.
Jan. 18 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST9:43 UAE06:430:43 ET11:43 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 24 points in Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets.
Analysis: Williams has totaled 50 points on 48.4 percent shooting in his last two games after averaging 10.8 points on 31.7 percent shooting in his previous four.
Jan. 16 5:46 AM PT6:46 AM MT7:46 AM CT8:46 AM ET13:46 GMT21:46 6:46 AM MST8:46 AM EST17:46 UAE14:468:46 ET7:46 AM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 26 points for Lakers on Sunday.
Analysis: He had 43 points in the previous four games combined.
Jan. 14 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET22:02 GMT6:02 3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST2:02 UAE (+1)23:0217:02 ET4:02 PM CTNaN:� - Williams made his first start of the season Saturday but was 4 of 12 from the field and scored 13 points in 22 minutes.
Analysis: It's likely that Williams only started because Luol Deng was rested, and Williams didn't prove worthy of getting many more starts. He remains the Lakers' leading scorer (17.5 ppg) despite averaging 10.8 points in the last four games while shooting 31.7 percent.
Jan. 11 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST20:55 UAE17:5511:55 ET10:55 AM CTNaN:� - Williams saw limited playing time again Tuesday as he had another quiet game with 10 points.
Analysis: The 12-year veteran still averages a team-high 17.7 points despite being held to 10 or fewer in five of the past seven games. He's averaged 19.6 minutes in that span after playing just 16 on Tuesday, and his court time might not climb anytime soon with the Lakers looking toward the future.
Jan. 7 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST20:43 UAE17:4311:43 ET10:43 AM CTNaN:� - Williams hit 5 of 10 attempts from 3-point range and finished with 24 points in the Lakers' win over Miami on Friday.
Analysis: Though he still leads the Lakers in scoring at 18.1 points per game, Williams' production and playing time have been trending downward lately. The veteran sixth man, who averaged a pedestrian 10.5 points over his previous four contests, did receive a boost when teammate Jordan Clarkson was ejected in the third quarter.
Dec. 28 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST9:43 UAE06:430:43 ET11:43 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 22 points Tuesday.
Analysis: The veteran guard is averaging a career-high 18.8 points.
Dec. 22 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)04:3822:38 ET9:38 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 27 points in Thursday's loss to Miami, his 20th straight game in double figures.
Analysis: Thursday marked his first game of at least 20 points since Dec. 11. Williams has seen a drop in his scoring with D'Angelo Russell back, but is still averaging 17.8 points in his last five games.
Dec. 20 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST6:29 UAE (+1)03:2921:29 ET8:29 PM CTNaN:� - Williams had a season-high eight assists Tuesday and scored 16 points but went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Williams has 60 3s on the season but has cooled off in that department, goin 2 of 18 from beyond the arc over the past four games.
Dec. 17 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 CTNaN:� - Williams contributed 18 points and a season-high four steals to the Lakers' 100-89 win at Philadelphia on Friday.
Analysis: Though he's cooled off a bit of late, the veteran sixth man is still averaging an impressive 26.1 points over his last eight games. Williams has 16 steals as well during that time frame.
Dec. 13 9:26 AM PT10:26 AM MT11:26 AM CT12:26 PM ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST21:26 UAE18:2612:26 ET11:26 AM CTNaN:� - Williams had 14 points in Monday's loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Williams, who had averaged 32.2 points on 51.6 percent shooting in his previous five games, was just 3 of 12 from the floor Monday.
Dec. 12 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST9:57 UAE06:570:57 ET11:57 PM CTNaN:� - Williams had 24 points Sunday.
Analysis: Williams is becoming a decent fantasy option while averaging 32.2 points and shooting 51.6 percent in the last five games.
Dec. 10 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST21:00 UAE18:0012:00 ET11:00 AM CTNaN:� - Williams hit six 3-pointers and scored 35 points in his fourth consecutive big game on Friday, but the Lakers have lost five straight after a promising start to their season. Nobody else in purple and gold managed more than 14 points.
Analysis: Williams has three 30-point performances while scoring 137 points over the Lakers' last four games.
Dec. 7 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)04:2622:26 ET9:26 PM CTNaN:� - Williams continued his scoring binge with 24 points in Wednesday's loss to Houston.
Analysis: Williams has averaged 34.0 points on 52.5 percent shooting while hitting 10 of 21 from long range in the last three games. That follows a three-game stretch where he averaged 15.7 points and connected on just 32.5 percent from the field.
Dec. 6 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST19:46 UAE16:4610:46 ET9:46 AM CTNaN:� - Williams had another huge game on Monday, scoring 38 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds in a loss to the Jazz.
Analysis: Williams just missed posting back-to-back 40-point games; he scored 40 against the Grizzlies on Saturday. He is the first Laker to produce 38 points or more in consecutive games since Kobe Bryant achieved the feat on March 8, 2014.
Dec. 3 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CTNaN:� - Williams broke out of his slump in a big way with 40 points Saturday, hitting all 14 of his free throws and going 11 of 20 from the field with four 3-pointers.
Analysis: It was the second-highest scoring game ever for Williams, who had shot 34.8 percent from the floor in his previous five games. He hadn't topped 21 points in seven straight.
Dec. 2 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST7:53 UAE (+1)04:5322:53 ET9:53 PM CTNaN:� - Williams' shooting woes continued Friday, going 4 of 14 from the field and 1 of 6 from 3-point range as he finished with 13 points.
Analysis: Williams has hit 34.8 percent from the field, including 6 for 26 from beyond the arc, over his last five games.
Nov. 27 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET4:36 GMT12:36 9:36 PM MST11:36 PM EST8:36 UAE05:3623:36 ET10:36 PM CTNaN:� - Williams broke out of a recent slump by amassing 21 points - including 13 in the fourth quarter - in 27 minutes to lead the Lakers to Sunday's 109-94 victory over Atlanta. The veteran sixth man finished 5 of 8 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Williams entered the matchup a woeful 4-of-28 from the field while tallying only 12 points over his previous three games. Sunday's performance demonstrates what he's capable of on any given night, though he's still too inconsistent to hold a regular spot in fantasy lineups.
Nov. 20 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET4:30 GMT12:30 9:30 PM MST11:30 PM EST8:30 UAE05:3023:30 ET10:30 PM CTNaN:� - Williams finished with 25 points while hitting 5 of 6 from 3-point range in Sunday's 118-110 loss to the Bulls.
Analysis: Williams has totaled 49 points and made 7 of 10 from beyond the arc in his last two games. He's feeling good right now.
Nov. 19 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CTNaN:� - Williams had 24 points on just 13 field-goal attempts in the Lakers' 116-107 loss to the Spurs on Friday.
Analysis: Williams, who's shooting 47 percent this season, has looked like more than just an inefficient scorer thus far.
Nov. 12 5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST5:40 UAE (+1)02:4020:40 ET7:40 PM CTNaN:� - Williams had another big game off the bench Saturday with 21 points.
Analysis: He's averaging 18.3 points over the last seven games.
Nov. 11 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET5:45 GMT13:45 10:45 PM MST12:45 AM EST9:45 UAE06:450:45 ET11:45 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Los Angeles Lakers rally for a 101-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.
Analysis: Williams had five turnovers but hit 3 of 6 from 3-point range and is shooting 40 percent beyond the arc this season.
Nov. 5 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE05:180:18 ET10:18 PM CTNaN:� - Williams scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped Stephen Curry's NBA-record streak of 157 games with a 3-pointer in a 117-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Analysis: Williams has heated up, averaging 19 points while hitting 7 of 19 from 3-point range over his last three games.
Nov. 3 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET4:53 GMT12:53 9:53 PM MST11:53 PM EST8:53 UAE05:530:53 ET10:53 PM CTNaN:� - Williams, missing just one shot, scored 16 of his 18 points in the final quarter of the Lakers' 123-116 win over the Hawks, his former team.
Analysis: Williams, a former NBA Sixth Man of the Year, had hit just one of five shots before the fourth quarter. "Lou doesn't get discouraged," coach Luke Walton said.
Nov. 1 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET2:08 GMT10:08 7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST6:08 UAE (+1)03:0822:08 ET8:08 PM CTNaN:� - Williams had another solid performance off the bench Tuesday with 19 points and five assists.
Analysis: He's averaging 13.8 points and 3.8 assists in 22 minutes per game while shooting 8 of 18 from 3-point range.

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