The trade deadline is hastily approaching, and there’s another heavily-talked about name that found a new home.
Thanx for the love L.A, I’ve enjoyed my stay.
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) February 22, 2017
Lou Williams has been traded to the Rockets for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick. Brewer was signed this offseason by the Rockets in their overhaul for more offense and hasn’t really produced to the level that he has before.
Lou Williams leads the NBA in scoring off the bench. Eric Gordon is second.
They are now teammates. pic.twitter.com/HCW62CP82Q
— Leading NBA ™ (@LeadingNBA_) February 22, 2017
But Lou Williams has been a candidate for Sixth Man of the Year, and is scorching in scoring.
Lou Williams on going from 19-win LA to 40 win Houston: “Now, my mindset has be to go into savage mode and get ready for a playoff run.”
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) February 22, 2017
He will join a bench that already includes Eric Gordon, who’s in the Sixth Man conversation himself. They’re combining for over 30 PPG off the BENCH.
For the Rockets, Lou Williams delivers significant scoring boost to Mike D’Antoni’s deep arsenal. He’s under contract thru next season, too.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 22, 2017
The deepest scoring team in the NBA gets deeper.