Clippers news: Paul George argues Lou Williams is a Hall of Fame player
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Paul George argues Lou Williams is a Hall of Fame player

Clippers, Paul George, Lou Williams

Paul George called his Los Angeles Clippers teammate Lou Williams a Hall of Fame-caliber player on Tuesday while making an appearance on the Knuckleheads podcast of Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles.

George was explaining why he believes that he arrived at the Clippers at the perfect time when he said that Lou Will could go down as a Hall of Famer. The 30-year-old forward specifically highlighted that he is happy to be playing with multiple Hall of Fame Players, including Williams.

“It’s been great, I feel like everything aligned at the right time. Year 10 for me, I’m playing with a Hall of Fame coach, I’m playing with a Hall of Fame player — multiple of them, man you could have a case for Lou [Williams] being a Hall of Fame player, too, with his career. I just feel like everything lined up, I’m back at home, it’s easy on my mom, my parents, I just feel like everything was positioned where it was supposed to be for year 10 for me.”

Williams is a three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner whose 15-year NBA career spans six franchises. He joined the league in 2005 as a second-round selection of the Philadelphia 76ers. Now a longtime veteran of the league, Williams is the ultimate off-the-bench contributor for the championship-chasing Clippers.

Williams joined Los Angeles via trade in the offseason before the 2017-18 campaign, getting moved in the Chris Paul sign-and-trade with the Houston Rockets. Since then, he has averaged 20.6 points and 5.4 assists per game with the Clippers in three seasons, leading the team at times in scoring too despite his constant appearances coming off the pine.

George, meanwhile, joined the Clippers via trade last summer. He reportedly requested a trade in order to join Kawhi Leonard, who was fresh off his championship run with the Toronto Raptors in 2018-19.