NBA free agency: Lou Williams reportedly agrees to three-year, $21 million deal with Lakers

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).

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  • Hating Laker Front Runners

    You guessed wrong about who the Lakers would draft. Yesterday you threw out an unqualified attack on all of the alleged FA failings (whether the players made sense or not). You and Plaschke are more about trying to push your own brand than you are about relaying the the truth and possibilities. You know better. What price a click?
    If you had ANY accountability for what you say, you’d be out of a job (faster than you push for the FO to lose theirs). The Lakers have improved more than any team in the NBA this offseason. For the love of Jim Murray, give them some credit. It’s due.