For the second time this season, veteran guard Lou Williams was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
Journeyman guard Lou Williams has done most of his damage as a pro coming off of the bench. That role even won him the Sixth Man Of The Year Award during the 2014-2015 season with the Toronto Raptors. Now with the Clippers, Williams has entered the starting lineup for L.A. thanks to multiple injuries the team has suffered all season. In his 13th NBA campaign, Williams is making the most out of his starting role with the Clippers and is leading the team in scoring with fewer than 20 starts.
He’s averaging career highs in minutes (31.7), points (23.1), assists (4.9) and three-point percentage (41.4) this season. This week he was named the Western Conference Player Of The Week for leading Los Angeles to a 4-0 record while averaging 35 points and 4.8 assists on 45.7 percent shooting from the field.
The highlight of the week for Williams was his career-high 50-point game against the Golden State Warriors that led his team to an impressive road victory over the defending champs.
Williams has now been named the Western Conference Player Of The Week for the second time in three weeks and for the third time overall. There’s no doubt Sweet Lou is having an all-star caliber season, and he deserves to be named an All-Star for the first time in his career.