Lou Williams wants to stay with Clippers, does not want to be traded
L.A. Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams showed once again why he is one of the most dynamic scorers in the entire league after dropping 50 points on the Golden State Warriors. Not only was it a career-high for Williams, but it ultimately propelled the Clippers to a dominant 125-106 victory over the Warriors as well.
Even prior to his remarkable performance, Williams had been mentioned as one of the league’s biggest trade targets. Despite all the rumors, he is adamant about wanting to stay with the Clippers for the long-haul, according to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints:
“Honestly, I hope not. I’m putting my heart and soul into this basketball team with all the injuries that we’ve had and for us to still have an opportunity to be competitive. I would like to find a home here. I’m starting to bond with these guys. So hopefully this is where I am at the end of the year.”
It is no secret that the Clippers have been one of the most injury-riddled teams in the league thus far, which is why their recent impressive run has come as somewhat of a surprise. As a result, Williams has taken on a heavy workload in their depleted backcourt during that time.
His desire to remain with the Clippers should come as no surprise considering he spent over a year with the Los Angeles Lakers before being traded to the Houston Rockets. However, Lou Williams has once again drawn plenty of attention with the trade deadline approaching, being the NBA’s most explosive bench scorer.