Los Angeles Clippers Commit to Williams, Sign Lou to 3-Year Extension
Let’s put a stop to these silly Lou Williams trade rumours.
Just a day prior to the NBA trade deadline, one of the league’s most sought after trade chips has inked a three-year extension with the Los Angeles Clippers. After putting up an All-Star calibre season to this point, averaging a career-best 23.2-points per game in predominantly a bench role, the Clippers opted to lock up the 31-year old guard to a very team-friendly three-year, $24-million deal.
Sources: Clippers’ Lou Williams signed a three-year, $24 million extension, with $1.5M partial guarantee in year three. With this season included: four years, $31M. https://t.co/aWWHnAluQV
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2018
With the perception around the league being that the Clippers moved All-Star Blake Griffin yet still hope to not enter full-rebuild mode, this move will provide the Clips with a slight boost and an outside shot of finding a spot at the bottom half of the Western Conference playoff picture.
— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) February 7, 2018
For a player like Williams, who spent the past three-seasons with four separate teams, the ability to stay situated in one home for an extended amount of time was more important then chasing big bucks on the free agent market.
That being said, is DeAndre Jordan still on the way out?