Lou Williams
#23 Shooting Guard
Lou
Williams
Height / Weight
6' 1" / 175 lbs
Born
Oct 27, 1986 (34)
NBA Draft
45th overall, 2005
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2019-2020
PTS
18.2
-1.7
Rebounds
3.1
+0.1
Assists
5.6
+0.3
PER
20.78
-4.63
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Lou Williams
Nickname: Sweet Lou, Lou-Will
Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Parents: Willie Louis Williams and Janice Faulkner

Lou Williams Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Lou Williams, an NBA veteran with the Los Angeles Clippers, has contributed to many teams over the course of his career with his consistent scoring prowess. Drafted straight out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers, Williams has played for six teams and since 2007-2008 he has averaged double-figure scoring in every season despite usually coming off the bench.

Known for an accurate jumper, and a crossover sometimes compared to former teammate Allen Iverson’s, Williams’ contributions have been recognized with 3 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. Since moving to the LA Clippers in 2017 at the age of 30, Williams has had some of his best seasons yet. In many games Williams came off the bench and went on to be the team’s leading scorer. From 2017-2020, with his season scoring averages of 22.6, 20.0, and 18.7 points per game are the best three scoring averages of his career.

Lou Williams Basketball Career

High School Career (South Gwinnett High School)

Williams played at South Gwinnett High School in Georgia. He won Georgia’s Mr. Basketball award both his junior and senior year. In his junior year, he led South Gwinnett to a state championship, and in his senior year he was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year and a McDonald’s All-American.

Williams was rated as a five-star recruit and the seventh-best high school player in the nation.

He committed to play at the University of Georgia but decided to declare for the 2005 NBA draft.

NBA Career

Williams was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft. Only 19 years old, Williams’ role was limited his rookie year.

In his second season, he spent some time with the SIxers’ D-League team, the Fort Worth Flyers. He stepped into a larger role in the 2007-2008 season, playing in 80 games and averaging 11.5 points per game. He signed a four-year, $20M contract with the Sixers in 2008. In the 2011-2012 season, he led the team in scoring despite not starting any games, and was second place for the Sixth Man of the Year award.

Williams signed with the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent in 2012, but after 39 games he tore his ACL and missed the rest of the season and part of the 2013-2014 season. His season high after his return was 24 points.

In the summer of 2014 the Hawks traded Williams to the Toronto Raptors. In 80 games, all off the bench, he averaged 15.5 points per game including a career high at the time 36 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. At the season’s end, he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award.

In the 2015 offseason Williams signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers. In a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he scored a career high 44 points, with 23 of them coming in the fourth quarter. In his second season with the Lakers, he scored over 30 points in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. 

Williams was traded in February 2017 to the Houston Rockets. In just a few months, he had several standout performances, including seven three-pointers in his debut and 30 points when the Rockets beat his former team, the Lakers. Houston then traded Williams to the LA Clippers as part of a large package for star point guard Chris Paul.

Williams’ first two seasons with the Clippers were the best scoring seasons of his career. He logged his first career triple-double in January 2019. He and Montrezl Harrell formed one of the most successful pick-and-roll partnerships in the league. Williams won the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2018 and 2019, becoming only the second three-time winner of the award after Jamal Crawford.

Lou Williams Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Williams’ career earnings through 2018-2019 were $66.2 million. He is currently on a 3-year, $24 million contract. He previously had a shoe deal with Chinese sneaker company Peak.

Lou Williams signed a 3-year, $24 million deal with the LA Clippers in 2018.

Lou Williams Personal Life

Williams was born to  Willie Louis Williams and Janice Faulkner. He has two brothers, Taurus, Willie, and a sister, Shaun. Williams has released several rap tracks and is featured on a track by rapper Meek Mill.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
3 x Sixth Man of the Year
2015, 2018, 2019
Awards and Honors by Year:
2015
Sixth Man of the Year
2018
Sixth Man of the Year
2019
Sixth Man of the Year

Lou Williams Fun Facts

  • Lou Williams is featured on rapper Meek Mill’s track “I Want it All”
  • In 2016, Williams became the first Lakers player to score at least 38 points in successive games since Kobe Bryant in March 2013
  • In a four game stretch in 2016, Williams scored 137 points—the biggest four-game scoring performance by a reserve since the NBA 
  • Williams is only the second NBA player to record a triple-double off the bench
  • In a 2019 playoff game against the Golden State Warriors, Williams became the second bench player with a 30-point, 10-assist playoff game
  • Williams is the subject of the song “6 Man” by Canadian rapper Drake
Career stats
2019-2020
LAC
2018-2019
LAC
2017-2018
LAC
2016-2017
HOU
2015-2016
LAL
2014-2015
TOR
2013-2014
ATL
2012-2013
ATL
2011-2012
PHI
2010-2011
PHI
2009-2010
PHI
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2019-2020
65 28.7 41.8 35.2 86.1 3.1 5.6 0.2 0.7 18.2
2018-2019
75 26.6 42.5 36.1 87.6 3.0 5.4 0.1 0.8 20.0
2017-2018
79 32.8 43.5 35.9 88.0 2.5 5.3 0.2 1.1 22.6
2016-2017
81 24.6 42.8 36.6 88.0 2.5 3.0 0.2 1.0 17.5
2015-2016
67 28.4 40.7 34.3 83.0 2.5 2.5 0.3 0.9 15.3
2014-2015
80 25.2 40.4 34.0 86.1 1.9 2.0 0.1 1.1 15.5
2013-2014
60 24.1 40.0 34.2 84.9 2.1 3.5 0.1 0.8 10.4
2012-2013
39 28.7 42.2 36.7 86.8 2.1 3.6 0.3 1.1 14.1
2011-2012
66 26.1 40.9 36.1 81.9 2.4 3.4 0.3 0.8 14.9
2010-2011
54 23.4 41.3 34.9 82.0 1.9 3.4 0.3 0.5 13.9
2009-2010
13 34.4 48.8 28.0 82.7 3.5 5.1 0.2 1.8 16.7
Recent Games
Tue 9/15
Sun 9/13
Fri 9/11
Wed 9/9
Mon 9/7
Sat 9/5
Thu 9/3
Sun 8/30
Tue 8/25
Sun 8/23
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Tue 9/15
L 104-89
24 7 3 1 4 6 0 0 1
Sun 9/13
L 98-111
24 14 0 2 2 1 3 0 0
Fri 9/11
L 111-105
19 4 0 1 1 5 0 1 2
Wed 9/9
W 96-85
29 12 0 1 1 3 1 0 0
Mon 9/7
W 113-107
27 10 1 4 5 3 2 0 2
Sat 9/5
L 110-101
29 13 1 3 4 7 0 1 1
Thu 9/3
W 97-120
23 10 0 4 4 4 0 0 2
Sun 8/30
W 111-97
16 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 1
Tue 8/25
W 111-154
21 8 0 3 3 2 0 0 3
Sun 8/23
L 133-135
34 36 1 3 4 5 1 0 2