The Lakers just acquired a player who could provide secondary scoring, former Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams agreeing to a three-year, $21 million deal, according to Real GM.
Williams will join a Lakers’ backcourt that currently includes Kobe Bryant, D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Nick Young and Jabari Brown. The move could entice Lakers’ coach Byron Scott to play Bryant and Young more at small forward. It could also give the Lakers insurance for Young, whether it involves the team trading him or if he maintains inconsistency next season.
Williams won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award last season after averaging a career-high 15.5 points with the Toronto Raptors. Williams has averaged 11.9 points and shot 34.1 percent from 3-point range in his 10-year NBA career, including stops with the Philadelphia 76ers (2005-12), Atlanta Hawks (2012-14) and Raptors (2014-15).