In a rather interesting move, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams:
Free agent Lou Williams has reached agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league source tells RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 5, 2015
The deal is for three years, $21 million, which isn’t a bad number for Williams, but the fit is a bit odd. The Lakers already have two gunners in Kobe Bryant and Nick Young with youngsters D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt. It doesn’t make much sense to bring Williams into that mix, although there’s always a chance Kobe gets hurt again (and he could retire after next year), and maybe Young will be on the move.
As the Sixth Man of the Year with the Toronto Raptors this past season, Williams averaged a career-high 15.5 points. He only shot 40.4 percent overall and 34 percent from three, but he got to the line nearly five times per game and had a stellar PER of 19.9.
If there are no other moves, the Lakers could at least be an entertaining watch next season, even if they aren’t any good.