LA Clippers’ Lou Williams “feels sorry” for opponents about to face them

LA Clippers Lou Williams Montrezl Harrell
LA Clippers Lou Williams Montrezl Harrell /

LA Clippers guard Lou Williams recently said he feels sorry for opponents now that Montrezl Harrell has returned.

The LA Clippers are finally at full strength now that Montrezl Harrell has joined the team in Orlando. His teammate, and fellow finalist for this year’s Sixth Man of the Year award, Lou Williams recently said he “feels sorry” for opponents about to face the big man.

“He’s back, ready to work,” Williams said, per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “Obviously Trez is a high-energy guy, he is a guy that plays at a high level, extremely physical player, extremely emotional player.

“With some things on his mind, I feel sorry for the other guys on the other team.”

The Clippers have held their own in the bubble so far despite being shorthanded. The team has a 3-3 record going into their final two seeding games before the playoffs. They will face the Denver Nuggets tomorrow in a game with playoff-seeding implications. The Nuggets currently trail the Clippers by one game in the standings, and hold the tie-breaker over them should they finish with identical records. The teams have traded wins in their previous two matchups this season.

The Nuggets, as well as the Clippers final opponent the Oklahoma City Thunder, plus the team’s future playoff matchups will have their work cut out for them trying to handle a full Clippers roster featuring a motivated and focused Montrezl Harrell. Williams talked more about what Harrell brings to the team, saying:

"“Obviously when Trez gets back, our group will be in full swing, our team will be in full swing. … I think you see us play well in spurts, then with the minutes and everything, I think our coaching staff, they’re getting ready for the big picture.“Mentally, we’re getting ready for the big picture. I know there’s another level there. I know we have another place that we can tap into. I think guys are getting ready for that.”"

The Clippers are already one of the best teams in the NBA, if they truly are capable of hitting another level then Williams’ warning to their opponents should not be taken lightly.

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