Williams net worth
#6 | SG | ATLANTA HAWKS
|2021-22 SEASON STATS|
|2021-22 SEASON STATS|
Lou Williams has been one of the most prolific scorers in the NBA for 16 years. His dynamic three-level scoring chops haven't just made Williams a regular rotation player since the mid-2000s, but also a three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner and the league's all-time leading scorer off the bench. Now, with his playing career in its twilight, we will take a look at Lou Williams’ net worth in 2021.
|Net Worth||$16 million|
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lou Williams’ net worth is around $16 million.
Williams had an outstanding prep career, bagging countless awards his senior season at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, GA.
He was named Georgia's Mr. Basketball and the Naismith High School Player of the Year in 2005. He also participated in the McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit that same year.
A five-star recruit, Lou Williams was arguably the most sought-after prospect in his class by NCAA bluebloods, but ultimately chose to declare for the 2005 NBA Draft.
He was selected with the 45th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, eventually signing a rookie contract worth $1.8 million over three seasons.
Williams played sparingly for the Sixers during his first two years, even being assigned to the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA D-League during that timeframe.
In the 2007-2008 season, Williams enjoyed a breakout campaign, finishing the year averaging 11.5 points per game, a major jump from his 4.3 points per game the previous season. Williams then signed a five-year, $25 million extension to stay in Philly the following offseason.
He continued to be a lethal scorer off the bench for the Sixers, leading the team in scoring for the 2011-2012 season with 14.9 points per game despite coming off the bench.
After a seven-year stint in Philadelphia, Lou Williams signed with the Atlanta Hawks in the 2012 offseason. The deal was for $15.6 million for three years. Unfortunately, his first season with the Hawks ended prematurely after he tore his ACL during a game against the Brooklyn Nets.
After an injury-riddled tenure with the Hawks, Williams was traded to the Toronto Raptors before the start of the 2014-2015 NBA season. He played his best basketball in his career up to that point for the Raptors, averaging 15.5 points and 2.1 assists for the season while coming off the bench—and earning his first Sixth Man of the Year award.
After his banner season, Williams signed a three-year $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He played well for the purple and gold, further asserting himself as a valuable secondary scorer. Unfortunately, toward the end of his second season in Los Angeles, Williams was involved in a deadline day trade to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Corey Brewer.
Before the start of the 2017-2018 season, Williams was involved in a blockbuster trade that sent he, Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, and three more players to the Los Angeles Clippers for Chris Paul. He won his second Sixth Man of the Year award during his debut season with the Clippers, averaging 22.6 points and 5.3 assists per game.
The following year, Williams agreed to a contract extension with the Clippers worth $24 million for three years. Williams made history in 2018-19, winning the third Sixth Man of the Year Award of his career — joining Jamal Crawford as the only players to win the award three times.
On March 25, 2021, he was sent back to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Rajon Rondo. In an interview with The Athletic, Williams shared his thoughts on returning to Atlanta.
“I’ll be frank—I wasn’t sure. This wasn’t a team that I was really paying attention to...In the Western Conference, me playing with the Clippers, we were on a hunt for a championship run, so my focus was solely on that."
Williams then re-signed with the Hawks on a one-year $5 million deal for the 2021-2022 NBA season.
According to Spotrac, Williams has amassed around $85,698,368 earnings in his 16-year NBA career.
Aside from the money he is earning from the NBA, Williams has enjoyed an endorsement deal with Chinese brand Peak since 2015.
“I heard about Peak a long time ago and I see a lot of players wearing Peak shoes in the NBA,” Williams told Theory Communications. “Peak has a good reputation in the NBA. I hope my cooperation with Peak will help more fans know me, and in return I will do my best to help the team win.”
Williams has been donning a lot of player-exclusive sneakers since signing with Peak. In 2018, Peak released a pack celebrating Williams’ Sixth Man of the Year award.
Lou Williams is one of the few players in league annals who has fully embraced his role as an off-the-bench star, and his teams have been much better off because of it.
With that being said, is Lou Will’s net worth too low for his rare contributions on the court? Or is it just right?