Lou Williams registered 19 points (6-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT), two assists, and a rebound in 24 minutes during Thursday's preseason loss to the Raptors.
Williams wasn't particularly efficient while dominating the ball Thursday, and he also committed five fouls during his time on the court. That said, he's been able to give the Los Angeles Lakers the scoring spark their looking for off the bench, as he's provided 14 or more points in all three of the team's preseason games. He's been particularly adept at getting to the free-throw line during the exhibition schedule, already racking up 26 attempts while hitting 22 of those shots.
"I am pleased to welcome Lou to the Laker family," general manager Mitch Kupchak said. "We look forward to his contributions both on-court in bolstering our guard rotation, and also for the veteran leadership he can provide to our young players in the locker room."
No terms of the deal were disclosed, but previous reports indicated the contract was for $21 million over three years.
The reported deal is worth $21 million over three years. Williams averaged 15.5 points and 2.0 assists in 80 games last season for the Raptors.
Having struck out on guard Wesley Matthews and with money to spend after a salary dump, the
Smith has already bounced from Atlanta to Detroit to Houston since 2013 and his production has waned. He averaged only 12.4 points a game last season, his lowest output in nine years, and shot just 41.9 percent from the floor.
Williams continued to display his offensive explosiveness in 2014-15. He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award by averaging 15.5 points in just 25 minutes per game.
Williams averaged a career-high 15.5 points and hit 152 3-pointers in 80 games for Toronto, which will play Game 2 of its first-round series against the Wizards on Tuesday.
Williams is in his first season with the Raptors after stints with the Hawks and 76ers. Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas finished second in the balloting and Clippers guard Jamal Crawford was third.
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