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30-Year-Old    PG,SG    Los Angeles Lakers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

19.3

REB

2.4

AST

3.3

STL

1.3

BLK

0.1

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Since entering the league in 2005, Williams has built a reputation as a high-usage bench player in the mold of Jamal Crawford. After claiming the 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year Award with the Raptors, Williams joined the cellar-dwelling Lakers on a three-year deal last summer...

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 175 lbs   DOB: 10/27/1986  College: South Gwinnett High School (Ga.)   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #45 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, $21 million contract with Lakers in July of 2015.

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Williams turned in 35 points (10-19 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 9-11 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 35 minutes in Friday's 119-115 loss to the Suns.

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Lou Williams NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 18 30 4.8 1.9 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.1 44.2 61.5 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.3 22.2 0.8 1.7 0.3 0.4
2006-07 19 61 11.3 4.3 1.1 1.8 0.4 0.0 0.2 44.1 69.6 0.8 0.3 0.9 0.6 32.4 1.5 3.5 1.0 1.5
2007-08 20 80 23.3 11.5 2.1 3.2 1.0 0.2 0.7 42.4 78.3 1.6 0.5 1.6 1.9 35.9 4.0 9.4 2.8 3.6
2008-09 21 81 23.7 12.8 2.0 3.0 1.0 0.2 0.8 39.8 79.0 1.9 0.4 1.6 2.7 28.6 4.1 10.4 3.8 4.8
2009-10 22 64 29.8 14.0 2.9 4.2 1.3 0.2 1.1 47.0 82.4 1.7 0.4 2.5 3.2 34.0 5.0 10.6 3.0 3.6
2010-11 23 PHI 75 23.3 13.7 2.0 3.4 0.6 0.2 1.2 40.6 82.3 1.4 0.4 1.6 3.4 34.8 4.3 10.6 3.9 4.7
2011-12 24 PHI 64 26.3 14.9 2.4 3.5 0.8 0.3 1.3 40.7 81.2 1.1 0.5 2.0 3.6 36.2 5.0 12.2 3.7 4.6
2012-13 25 ATL 39 28.7 14.1 2.1 3.6 1.1 0.3 1.8 42.2 86.8 1.9 0.2 1.8 5.0 36.7 4.8 11.4 2.7 3.1
2013-14 26 ATL 60 24.1 10.4 2.1 3.5 0.8 0.1 1.3 40.0 84.9 1.5 0.2 1.9 3.9 34.2 3.3 8.2 2.5 3.0
2013-14 26 TOR 60 24.1 10.4 2.1 3.5 0.8 0.1 1.3 40.0 84.9 1.5 0.2 1.9 3.9 34.2 3.3 8.2 2.5 3.0
2013-14 26 ATL/TOR 120 24.1 10.4 2.1 3.5 0.8 0.1 1.3 40.0 84.9 1.5 0.2 1.9 3.9 34.2 3.3 8.2 2.5 3.0
2014-15 27 TOR 80 25.2 15.5 1.9 2.1 1.1 0.1 1.9 40.4 86.1 1.3 0.3 1.6 5.6 34.0 4.7 11.6 4.3 4.9
2015-16 28 LAL 67 28.5 15.3 2.5 2.5 0.9 0.3 1.6 40.8 83.0 1.6 0.5 2.1 4.8 34.4 4.2 10.3 5.3 6.3
2016-17 29 LAL 25 25.1 19.3 2.4 3.3 1.3 0.1 2.2 46.1 86.0 2.3 0.2 2.2 5.3 40.6 6.1 13.3 4.9 5.7
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2016-17 Projections 30 LAL 72 24.3 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Lou Williams

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Lou Williams NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 31.3 32.3 4.0 3.0 1.7 0.3 4.0 51.7 89.3 3.7 0.3 3.7 8.3 48.0 10.0 19.3 8.3 9.3
Last 14 Days 8 28.5 25.6 3.4 3.3 1.1 0.3 2.8 45.0 90.3 2.8 0.3 3.1 6.9 40.0 7.4 16.4 8.1 9.0
Last 30 Days 16 26.0 21.3 2.8 3.1 1.1 0.1 2.3 46.5 88.2 2.3 0.3 2.6 5.5 40.9 6.7 14.4 5.6 6.4
Last 5 Games 5 30.2 30.0 3.0 2.8 1.4 0.2 3.4 48.9 91.5 3.4 0.2 2.8 7.8 43.6 9.0 18.4 8.6 9.4
Last 10 Games 10 27.6 23.4 3.0 3.0 1.1 0.2 2.3 45.2 87.7 2.8 0.3 2.7 6.1 37.7 7.0 15.5 7.1 8.1
Last 20 Games 20 25.7 20.5 2.9 3.2 1.3 0.2 2.2 45.9 85.5 2.4 0.3 2.6 5.5 40.0 6.5 14.2 5.3 6.2

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Lou Williams
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 9 PHO 35 35 5 2 1 0 2 10 19 9 11 6 12 0 5 2
Dec 7 @HOU 25 24 1 0 3 1 6 7 12 8 8 2 4 1 0 1
Dec 5 UTA 34 38 6 7 1 0 3 13 27 8 9 4 9 0 6 1
Dec 3 @MEM 32 40 2 1 2 0 2 11 20 14 14 4 8 0 2 0
Dec 2 @TOR 25 13 1 4 0 0 4 4 14 4 5 1 6 0 1 3
Nov 30 @CHI 28 18 5 5 1 1 2 4 12 9 11 1 3 0 5 0
Nov 29 @NOP 22 16 3 4 1 0 2 5 14 4 5 2 7 1 2 0
Nov 27 ATL 27 21 4 3 0 0 1 5 13 9 9 2 6 0 4 2
Nov 25 GSW 26 13 3 2 1 0 4 5 13 3 4 0 4 1 2 0
Nov 23 @GSW 22 16 0 2 1 0 2 6 11 3 5 1 2 0 0 1
Nov 22 OKC 23 13 1 5 0 0 0 4 12 3 3 2 6 0 1 1
Nov 20 CHI 30 25 1 3 2 0 2 8 14 4 6 5 6 1 0 2
Nov 18 SAS 27 24 3 3 2 0 2 9 13 4 4 2 4 0 3 3
Nov 15 BKN 17 6 2 1 0 0 2 2 11 2 2 0 2 0 2 0
Nov 13 @MIN 18 17 5 4 0 0 3 5 10 5 5 2 4 0 5 1
Nov 12 @NOP 25 21 3 4 2 0 0 9 15 1 1 2 5 0 3 1
Nov 10 @SAC 23 21 2 1 3 0 5 6 12 6 8 3 6 0 2 0
Nov 8 DAL 23 15 4 3 1 0 0 5 15 3 4 2 8 1 3 2
Nov 6 PHO 26 14 4 6 2 0 4 5 12 3 5 1 2 1 3 1
Nov 4 GSW 26 20 2 4 3 1 2 7 14 4 5 2 6 0 2 0
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Nov 2 @ATL 23 18 3 4 2 0 1 6 11 4 4 2 5 0 3 2
Nov 1 @IND 27 19 0 5 0 0 4 7 14 2 2 3 8 0 0 0
Oct 30 @OKC 20 7 1 2 1 0 2 2 7 3 4 0 2 0 1 1
Oct 28 @UTA 27 17 0 6 1 0 1 6 12 2 2 3 4 0 0 2
Oct 26 HOU 14 12 0 2 3 0 1 2 5 6 7 2 4 0 0 0
Lou Williams Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Lou Williams – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #6 Point Guard

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2.  Jordan Clarkson

3.  Brandon Ingram

4.  Marcelo Huertas

5.  D'Angelo Russell

Los Angeles Lakers

True Shooting Percentage

61.2%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Lou Williams has a true shooting percentage of 61.2%.

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Lou Williams NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 18 30 36.0 13.9 4.7 2.5 1.2 0.0 0.5 44.2 61.5 3.2 0.7 4.0 2.2 22.2 5.7 12.9 2.0 3.2
2006-07 19 61 36.0 13.7 3.7 5.8 1.2 0.1 0.6 44.1 69.6 2.4 0.9 2.8 1.9 32.4 4.9 11.0 3.3 4.8
2007-08 20 80 36.0 17.8 3.2 4.9 1.6 0.3 1.1 42.4 78.3 2.4 0.8 2.4 3.0 35.9 6.2 14.5 4.4 5.6
2008-09 21 81 36.0 19.5 3.1 4.5 1.6 0.3 1.2 39.8 79.0 2.8 0.7 2.4 4.1 28.6 6.3 15.8 5.7 7.2
2009-10 22 64 36.0 16.9 3.5 5.1 1.5 0.3 1.3 47.0 82.4 2.0 0.5 3.1 3.9 34.0 6.0 12.8 3.6 4.4
2010-11 23 PHI 75 36.0 21.2 3.1 5.2 1.0 0.4 1.8 40.6 82.3 2.1 0.7 2.4 5.2 34.8 6.7 16.4 6.0 7.3
2011-12 24 PHI 64 36.0 20.5 3.3 4.7 1.1 0.4 1.8 40.7 81.2 1.5 0.6 2.7 4.9 36.2 6.8 16.7 5.1 6.2
2012-13 25 ATL 39 36.0 17.7 2.6 4.5 1.4 0.3 2.3 42.2 86.8 2.4 0.3 2.3 6.3 36.7 6.0 14.3 3.4 3.9
2013-14 26 ATL 60 36.0 15.6 3.1 5.2 1.1 0.1 2.0 40.0 84.9 2.3 0.2 2.8 5.8 34.2 4.9 12.3 3.8 4.5
2013-14 26 TOR 60 36.0 15.6 3.1 5.2 1.1 0.1 2.0 40.0 84.9 2.3 0.2 2.8 5.8 34.2 4.9 12.3 3.8 4.5
2013-14 26 ATL/TOR 120 36.0 15.6 3.1 5.2 1.1 0.1 2.0 40.0 84.9 2.3 0.2 2.8 5.8 34.2 4.9 12.3 3.8 4.5
2014-15 27 TOR 80 36.0 22.2 2.7 2.9 1.6 0.2 2.7 40.4 86.1 1.8 0.4 2.3 8.0 34.0 6.7 16.6 6.1 7.1
2015-16 28 LAL 67 36.0 19.4 3.2 3.2 1.2 0.4 2.1 40.8 83.0 2.0 0.6 2.6 6.0 34.4 5.3 13.1 6.6 8.0
2016-17 29 LAL 25 36.0 27.7 3.5 4.8 1.9 0.2 3.1 46.1 86.0 3.3 0.3 3.2 7.6 40.6 8.8 19.1 7.1 8.2
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Lou Williams NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 18 30 145 56 19 10 5 0 2 44.2 61.5 13 3 16 9 22.2 23 52 8 13
2006-07 19 61 688 262 70 110 22 1 12 44.1 69.6 46 17 53 37 32.4 93 211 64 92
2007-08 20 80 1862 920 167 253 81 13 55 42.4 78.3 125 41 126 153 35.9 319 752 227 290
2008-09 21 81 1919 1039 165 242 85 14 63 39.8 79.0 151 36 129 220 28.6 336 844 304 385
2009-10 22 64 1910 898 187 268 80 15 70 47.0 82.4 106 25 162 206 34.0 318 677 192 233
2010-11 23 PHI 75 1747 1027 149 252 47 17 88 40.6 82.3 102 32 117 253 34.8 323 795 293 356
2011-12 24 PHI 64 1682 956 155 221 53 18 83 40.7 81.2 71 30 125 229 36.2 318 782 237 292
2012-13 25 ATL 39 1119 551 80 139 44 10 72 42.2 86.8 74 8 72 196 36.7 187 443 105 121
2013-14 26 ATL 60 1445 625 124 210 45 4 79 40.0 84.9 92 10 114 231 34.2 197 493 152 179
2013-14 26 TOR 60 1445 625 124 210 45 4 79 40.0 84.9 92 10 114 231 34.2 197 493 152 179
2013-14 26 ATL/TOR 120 2890 1250 248 420 90 8 158 40.0 84.9 184 20 228 462 34.2 394 986 304 358
2014-15 27 TOR 80 2016 1242 151 164 88 10 152 40.4 86.1 101 24 127 447 34.0 375 928 340 395
2015-16 28 LAL 67 1907 1028 169 167 62 19 110 40.8 83.0 107 31 138 320 34.4 283 693 352 424
2016-17 29 LAL 25 627 483 61 83 33 3 54 46.1 86.0 57 6 55 133 40.6 153 332 123 143
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Lou Williams NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 18 30 4.8 48.5 46.2 12.4 16.1 0.8 1.4
2006-07 19 61 11.3 52.1 46.9 27.0 11.3 2.4 4.5
2007-08 20 80 23.3 52.3 46.1 20.1 9.9 2.0 10.2
2008-09 21 81 23.7 51.3 43.5 17.2 10.7 1.6 9.9
2009-10 22 64 29.8 57.6 52.1 23.2 9.2 2.5 14.7
2010-11 23 PHI 75 23.3 54.0 46.2 19.3 7.8 2.5 11.4
2011-12 24 PHI 64 26.3 52.5 46.0 18.4 5.9 3.1 12.7
2012-13 25 ATL 39 28.7 55.5 50.3 19.6 10.4 1.9 12.3
2013-14 26 ATL 60 24.1 54.7 48.0 24.0 10.5 2.3 9.9
2013-14 26 TOR 60 24.1 54.7 48.0 24.0 10.5 2.3 9.9
2013-14 26 ATL/TOR 120 24.1 54.7 48.0 24.0 10.5 2.3 9.9
2014-15 27 TOR 80 25.2 56.4 48.6 12.0 7.4 1.6 11.8
2015-16 28 LAL 67 28.5 58.4 48.8 14.5 9.3 1.6 12.8
2016-17 29 LAL 25 25.1 61.2 54.2 15.5 10.7 1.5 16.3
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2016-17 Projections 30 LAL 72 24.3 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Lou Williams

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Lou Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams erupted for 38 points (13-27 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 8-9 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and one steal across 34 minutes in Monday's 107-101 loss to the Jazz.

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Williams went off for a season-high 40 points (11-20 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 14-14 FT) to go with two rebounds, two steals and one assist across 32 minutes in Saturday's 103-100 loss to the Grizzlies.

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Williams scored 18 points (4-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 9-11 FT) and added five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 96-90 win over the Bulls.

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Williams finished with 21 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 9-9 FT), four rebounds and three assists across 27 minutes in Sunday's 109-94 win over the Hawks.

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Williams tallied 25 points (8-14 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), three assists, two steals and one rebound across 30 minutes in Sunday's 118-110 loss to the Bulls.

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Williams played 27 minutes and scored a season-high 24 points (9-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in Friday's 116-107 loss to the Spurs.

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Williams scored 17 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT) while adding five rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes during Sunday's 125-99 loss to the Timberwolves.

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Williams scored 21 points (9-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding four assists, three rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes during Saturday's 126-99 win over the Pelicans.

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Williams tallied a team-high 21 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT) to go with three steals, two rebounds and one assist across 23 minutes in Thursday's 101-91 win over the Kings.

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Williams scored 20 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT) and added four assists, three steals, two rebounds and one block across 26 minutes in Friday's 117-97 win over the Warriors.

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Williams scored 19 points (7-14 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with five assists in 26 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Pacers.

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Williams scored a team-high 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with six assists and one steal across 27 minutes in Friday's 96-89 loss to the Jazz.

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2016-17

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2015-16

The NBA's reigning Sixth Man Of The Year finds himself in not just a different situation but a different country, leaving the Raptors for the warmer weather of Los Angeles. Although he heads to a worse team overall, it can be argued that his playing time and role is more up for debate than what it was in Toronto. Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, Jordan Clarkson, and number two overall draft pick, D'Angelo Russell will be pressing their claims for minutes in the backcourt, so Williams may find it difficult to improve on his 2014-15 output. In saying that, Williams was able to accumulate nice stats in limited minutes in Toronto, averaging just 25 minutes in the 80 games he played. In those games, Williams averaged 15.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.1 blocks, and 1.9 three-pointers, shooting 40 percent from the field and 86 percent from the charity stripe. Williams' fantasy value clearly comes from his role as a scorer and three-point shooter, as well as being a knock down free-throw shooter, and he should be able to continue excelling in those areas in his new zip code. Now two seasons removed from a torn ACL, Williams has no immediate health concerns heading into his 11th NBA season.

2014-15

Williams returned from a torn ACL to play 60 games for the Hawks last season, but he didn't look like the same scoring threat off the bench that he'd been prior to the injury. The combo guard finished his ninth NBA season averaging 10.4 points, 3.5 assists, 2.1 rebounds, 1.3 three-pointers, and 0.8 steals in 24 minutes per game, with shooting percentages of 40 percent from the floor, 85 percent from the free-throw line, and 34 percent from beyond the arc. Traded to the Raptors in a cap-clearing deal for John Salmons, Williams will primarily back up DeMar DeRozan at the two and add more long-distance shooting to an already strong Toronto second unit. Minutes could be hard to come by in his new role, as DeRozan logs heavy court time, and the duo of Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez will see most of the action at point guard, but given that DeRozan will have a shortened offseason due to his participation in the World Cup, and Lowry has had trouble staying healthy in the past, there will likely be opportunities during the season for Williams to get some run.

2013-14

Williams played starter minutes as the Hawks' sixth man in 40 games before missing half the season with a knee injury. He is a dynamic scorer when on the court, but this season's largest question mark at present. If he misses another 40 games this season, it could open the door for younger players to embrace bigger roles earlier than expected. Midway through the preseason, Williams is on pace to return to the lineup before the 2014 All-Star break.

2012-13

Despite coming off the bench last season, Williams led the 76ers in scoring at 14.9 points per game, as the team relied more on an ensemble cast than one true star. He signed a multi-year deal with his hometown Atlanta Hawks during the offseason and should continue to be used in a bench role with Jeff Teague and Devin Harris on the roster. That doesnt necessarily mean a diminished role for Williams, who still managed to see 26.3 minutes per game last season backing up Jrue Holiday. As a starter or a sixth man, Williams should get extensive use by the Hawks for his abilities as a pure scorer, with Teague and Harris being facilitator types. Williams isnt expected to help in many categories beyond scoring and three-point shooting, but he does those things very well and should see ample opportunity to showcase those strengths with the Hawks. Be aware that his scoring does come with a shooting percentage that has typically hovered in the low 40-percent range.

2011-12

A solid back-up point guard entering his seventh season, Williams played well last year, averaging 13.7 points and 3.4 assists per game. He's not a great shooter, but he can score if gets opportunities. Look for Williams to be in the same role as last season, possibly playing a little less due to the continued growth of Jrue Holiday.

2010-11

Evan Turner and incumbent Jrue Holiday are the likely starting backcourt barring an injury. Williams should end up serving as the primary backup point guard while also seeing some action at the two.

2009-10

Andre Miller�s departure to points West means Williams inherits the Sixers� starting point guard spot� at least until rookie Jrue Holiday is ready to take on a larger role. Williams is more of a hybrid scoring guard than a natural point at this stage of his career � and though he�s entering his fifth NBA season, he�ll be just 23 when the season starts � younger than some of the rookies that were drafted in June � so there�s still time for him to develop. And develop he must, if he hopes to hang on to a starting job. Last season�s assist-to-turnover numbers (3.0 apg, 1.9 turnovers) won�t cut it. But as a scoring lead guard, Williams has real potential to blow up this season. Other scoring guards have done very well playing in Eddie Jordan�s offense� like a certain Mr. Arenas. If Williams develops into half the scorer Agent Zero was before his injury troubles, Philly management � and fantasy owners � will be thrilled.

2008-09

The 76ers re-signed Williams to a five-year deal, a clear show of confidence in the quick, slashing point-guards scoring and ball-handling ability. Its unclear, however, whether they view him as the point guard of the future, or as a hybrid guard who can light it up when the team needs a lift. Williams averaged 11.5 points and 9.4 shots in 23.3 minutes per game, and the point-guard instincts arent there yet he turns the ball over (3.2/1.6 A/TO) too often. Andre Miller is entrenched at the one for this season, so expect Williams to provide instant offense at the two or off the bench.

2007-08

Williams averaged just 11.1 minutes per game last season, but the team expects him to double his production this coming season in terms of scoring and playing time. If he plays well and shows marked improvement, he could steal time from Andre Miller and possibly make him expendable. Williams, who had a strong showing in the Las Vegas summer league, is worth a late look in deeper leagues.

2006-07

Williams will look to use his year of NBA experience and added maturity to gain more minutes on the court and be a contributor for the Sixers during 2006-07. He showcased some terrific offensive skills during the Rocky Mountain Revue and shows the promise to be a major contributor in the NBA in the future. Williams can play both guard positions, but will primarily at the point position for the Sixers and will split time with Ollie and Green in backing up Iverson.

2005-06

Green's season-ending injury leaves an opening for Williams to step in and contribute immediately. While he's fresh out of high school and needs to improve his shot, he could see regular minutes if he impresses in training camp.