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Lou Williams says Clippers have ‘an opportunity to do something special’

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Los Angeles Clippers veteran guard Lou Williams is looking at the forthcoming 2019-20 NBA season with bright eyes, telling reporters at the team’s annual media day on Sunday the Clippers can do something “special.”

Per ClutchPoints’ Tomer Azarly on Twitter:

“We really feel like we have an opportunity to do something special here in Los Angeles”

Williams has competed for the Clippers since the 2017-18 season, when he arrived in the summer before as part of the Chris Paul trade with the Houston Rockets. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year signed a contract extension with the Clippers in February of 2018, inking a three-year, $24 million deal that runs until the conclusion of the 2020-21 year.

Williams averaged 20.0 points per game for L.A. last season, shooting 42.5% from the field and 36.1% from 3-point range. While consistently coming off the bench, “LouWill” has turned into a clutch performer for the Clips, often turning on scoring rampages to keep the team in games.

Now Williams has help in All-Stars Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, two accomplished veteran wings acquired in the offseason as reinforcements for Doc Rivers’ team. The Clippers also re-signed renowned perimeter defender in veteran guard Patrick Beverley.

Around the league, fans and analysts believe the Clippers to be one of the top threats to win the 2020 championship and finally deliver the Larry O’Brien trophy for the “other” L.A. franchise. The right mix of experience and youth between Clippers players and coaching staff could prove lethal for Staples Center rival Lakers and conference competitors Golden State Warriors and Rockets.