Clippers’ Lou Williams believes Montrezl Harrell can be a ‘superstar,’ not just a sixth man
Montrezl Harrell has been a key piece to the Los Angeles Clippers’ success this season. He has improved every single year since being drafted in the second round of the 2015 draft, and it is all paying off now.
Despite only starting two games for the Clippers this year, the 6-foot-7 big man is averaging a career-high 19 points per game to go along with 7.5 rebounds while shooting an efficient 57.4 percent from the field.
Harrell is only 25 years old, so he still has years to grow. The star sixth man is already an impact player in the league, but according to teammate Lou Williams, Harrell can become a superstar.
Harrell and Williams combine to help give the Clippers one of the best bench units in the league.
“I just enjoy working with him. I really like just watching him develop,” Williams said in an interview with Shams Charania of The Athletic. “I’ve watched his game grow from being a bruiser to then being a guy that can make plays for himself, now he’s taking the ball off the dribble, he’s finishing with skill, working with hook shots, some jump shots.”
Williams has been one of the premier sixth men in the NBA for the past decade. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year relishes that role but he has bigger plans for Harrell.
“I don’t know he wants that to be his legacy. That’s my legacy. But like I said, this guy is a superstar you know what I mean? I’ve always told guys to just play as hard as you can and live with the results.”