Clippers news: Lou Williams in talks with team about contract extension
The LA Clippers went into Oracle Arena on Wednesday night with five starting caliber players out due to injury to take on the defending NBA Champions without Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Without Blake Griffin, Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari, Austin Rivers, and Milos Teodosic out, as well as C.J. Williams leaving the game after 20 minutes of action due to an ankle injury, the Clippers had their best team game of the season and defeated the Warriors 125-106.
Lou Williams, who had been leading the injury-riddled Clippers all season, scored a career-high 50 points on 16-of-27 from the field, including 8-16 from beyond the three-point arc. In light of another big-time performance from Williams, Shams Charania of The Vertical is reporting that Williams and the Clippers are currently in talks on a contract extension.
Sources: Lou Williams and the Clippers have recently engaged in contract extension discussions, but no deal's formed as sides evaluate positions. Williams went for 50 points against the Warriors in Oakland tonight. He's eligible for an extension during season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 11, 2018
Williams is in the final year of a three-year, $21 million deal he signed back in 2015 with the Los Angeles Lakers, and is currently making $7 million a year. The 13-year veteran is averaging career-highs in minutes, points, assists, field goal percentage, three-point percentage, and free throw percentage.