Lou Williams G TOR 1 month ago

Williams had 20 points, three steals, three turnovers, and an assist in 27 minutes off the bench Tuesday against Washington.

Williams didn't have a field goal until the fourth quarter, but still managed to finish with 20 points. He had success getting to the line, where he hit all 10 of his attempts. With Kyle Lowry dealing with a shin contusion, Williams could see a slight uptick in minutes although Greivis Vasquez would likely get the start at point guard should Lowry miss any time. Even if he doesn't get a minutes boost, Williams remains one of Toronto's best offensive options.

Lou Williams G TOR 1 month ago

Williams was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year on Monday, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.

Williams took home 78 of 130 first-place votes, beating out Isaiah Thomas (33 first-place votes) and Jamal Crawford (eight) for the award. The 28-year-old averaged a career-high 15.5 points and 2.2 assists per game this season while playing an average of just over 25 minutes. He's shouldered much of the scoring burden for a relatively thin Toronto bench and will continue to be counted on throughout the postseason. Williams struggled in Game 1 on Saturday, scoring only 10 points on 4-of-16 shooting.

Lou Williams G TOR 2 months ago

Williams could have his minutes limited Wednesday, Eric Smith of SportsNet reports.

While coach Dwane Casey confirmed that all of his regulars will play, he said that the team still has to be conscious of players' workloads. He mentioned Williams in particular, noting that the sixth man's minutes may be monitored with the playoffs set to begin this weekend. A Raptors win, coupled with a Bulls loss, would vault Toronto in the three seed and a first-round matchup with Milwaukee.

Lou Williams G TOR 2 months ago

Williams scored 29 points (9-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT) in 30 minutes in the win over the Heat on Saturday.

Williams had his best scoring game of 2015. He had 31 points on Dec. 28 against the Nuggets (and his season high is 36 points). Williams has hit at least three 3-pointers in his last eight games.

Lou Williams G TOR 2 months ago

Williams scored 18 points (6-13 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with three steals and two assists in 26 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

He's heating up as the regular season draws to a close, and Williams is now averaging 16.5 points, 2.3 threes and 1.2 steals over his last six games.

Lou Williams G TOR 2 months ago

Williams scored 18 points (8-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with two rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

The streaky scorer seems to be on an upswing again, as Williams is averaging 16.7 points over his last three games. With Kyle Lowry's back becoming an increasingly worrisome issue for the Raptors, they could use the white-hot version of Williams in their backcourt.

Lou Williams G TOR 3 months ago

Williams scored 24 points (8-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT) to go along with three rebounds in 23 minutes Monday against the Pacers.

Williams can provide fantasy owners with plenty of points and three-pointers when given extended playing time, but his value is limited when the entire Raptors guard rotation is healthy. He has played 23 minutes or less in each of his last six games and Monday marked the only game over that stretch where he scored more than 14 points. His value would increase if someone were to go down due to injury, but at this point it's hard to rely on him too much.

Lou Williams G TOR 3 months ago

Williams scored an incredibly efficient 24 points (6-7 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 8-8 FT) with six assists and two rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

He actually found himself getting double-teamed in the second half, as the Cavs worked to prevent the Raptors from making an improbable comeback. Williams has now scored 20 or more points in three straight games while also chipping in 4.7 assists during that stretch as he assumes backup point guard duties while Kyle Lowry (rest) is sidelined. The assists will likely fade once Lowry returns, but Williams is easily capable of maintaining the scoring pace for a while.

Lou Williams G TOR 3 months ago

Williams (ankle) scored nine points (1-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT) to go along with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes Monday against the Pelicans.

Williams did not play Saturday against the Rockets and struggled in his return Monday. He has the ability to explode offensively any given night, but his offensive inconsistency and limited rebound and assist totals limits his fantasy value.

Lou Williams G TOR 3 months ago

Williams (ankle) will play in Monday's game at New Orleans.

Williams took a seat Saturday, after suffering a sprained left ankle during Friday's game against the Hawks. However, he has been able to uphold the probable status bestowed upon him Sunday and is available off the bench Monday.