Lou Williams is in his third season with the LA Clippers and is a staple of the team’s culture, but is it time for the club to part ways with him?
Lou Williams is synonymous with the culture of the LA Clippers. In the post-Lob City era, Williams took it upon himself to reinvent Clippers basketball. Along with Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley, he helped the team earn a reputation of muscle and grit. A group of second-round draftees, they had all been counted out, but together, they made something special.
Whether this band of misfits luckily overachieved or it was simply a fluke, their efforts led to the team signing Kawhi Leonard and trading for Paul George. The team is now in its best position ever to win a championship, and a lot of this fortune has to be attributed to Williams.
However, it might be in the Clippers’ best interest to part ways with Williams. It is a difficult decision to make. There are plenty of reasons to end their relationship, but there are just as many reasons to wait it out and see if Williams can return to his form of the past two seasons. In the end, it will come down to if the front office thinks whatever return he will yield is more valuable than his on-court product.
Here are the reasons why the Clippers shouldn’t trade Lou Williams, reasons they should trade him, and potential trade packages if they were to make a deal.