LA Clippers: The best point guards in franchise history

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LA Clippers best point guards in franchise history: 3) Lou Williams

The two-time defending NBA Sixth Man of the Year is currently in his third season as a key reserve for the LA Clippers and has played some of the most productive basketball in his career in his time with the team.

Lou Williams joined the Clippers when he was traded by the Houston Rockets (along with  Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, $661k cash and a 2018 1st round draft pick) for Chris Paul on June 28, 2017.

In his time with the Clippers, Williams has become a vital piece in the franchise’s quick rebuild after dismantling their Lob City team. He’s provided versatility, depth, and perhaps most importantly consistent scoring for the team in his role as a featured reserve. Although a reserve, he’s second on the team in minutes per-game, and third in points-per-game this season.

Williams came into the NBA as a second-round pick out of South Gwinnett High School by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2005. He spent seven seasons in Philadelphia before signing with the Atlanta Hawks in 2012. After two seasons in Atlanta, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors, where he would spend a season before signing with the Los Angles Lakers in 2015. In February 2017 he would be shipped to the Houston Rockets where he would play out the rest of the season before being traded to the Clippers that offseason.

In his three seasons with the team, Williams has put up 20.6 points, 5.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and .9 steals per game, the best numbers of his 15-year NBA career.