Dame Beats Out Sweet Lou

Paul Allen had prepared for the worst. He thought his star, who had requested a meeting, was coming to ask for a trade. But Damian Lillard doesn’t roll like that, not this early in his career. He is still loyal to the Blazers. He just wanted a heart to heart that Allen is on the…

Lou Williams Is No Longer Houston’s Problem

At the 2017 trade deadline, Lou Williams was rescued by the Houston Rockets. The Rockets needed a backup scorer to help in D’Antoni ball. Williams left a last place team (Lakers) where he was a backup guard but their leading shot maker. The point of Lou Williams in Houston was to stack the deck, adding…

How Is Lou Williams Working Out?

When Lou Williams was traded from the Lakers to Houston many looked at the deal as Daryl Morey fleecing neophyte Magic Johnson by giving him a late round pick for the Lakers leading scorer. Williams was having a career year with the Lakers, his second year on a dreadful team with Williams being mature, consistent…

Lou Williams and D’Antoni: It’s Magic

It didn’t take Magic Johnson long to execute his first deal after burning down the Lakers front office house and inserting himself and Rob Pelinka in charge. He traded professional scorer Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for a 2017 first round draft pick. He also picked up Corey Brewer, whose contract was a near…

The Lou Williams Stranger

Not that it is all Lou Williams fault, but when you gladly take the money to play on a team that is developing talent and saying farewell to a legend, then sometimes this is the unintended consequence: you have the worst shooting year of your career. The Lou Williams numbers, 39% field goals, 32% from three, are…