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  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams saw just 18 minutes of action in Saturday's victory over the Blazers, totaling 12 points along with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

    In only his third game since rejoining the team, Williams was clearly still limited but did finish with a somewhat well-rounded line. Until he is back to his full complement of playing time, Williams is a tough player to advocate for in competitive formats, unless you are simply chasing points.

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and Dennis Schroder are the finalists for the 6th Man of the Year award.

    No surprises here, with Williams a perennial contender who seems likely to take home another trophy. Perhaps the best reserve scorer in league history, Lou Will will always be in the mix for this title as long as he's playing. Harrell is another lethal bench option for the Clippers, though the award has historically favored scoring punch or all-around production, which hurts his chances. Schroder has been a high-minute player for OKC's guard-heavy approach. All three are deserving candidates.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Doc Rivers told the media that both Lou Williams and Landry Shamet will have their minutes limited in Thursday's tilt vs. the Mavs

    Williams played 21 minutes in his first game back and we can expect a similar amount from him again this afternoon. Shamet will also have his minutes monitored after averaging 21.9 minutes through the first three contests. Shamet is better left on the wire for now but Williams has the higher ceiling and could be worth a roster spot with the hopes that he performs well in the second-half of the seeding games.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams logged 21 minutes in first game in the NBA bubble in Orlando after a re-isolation period due to COVID-19 protocol violation.

    Williams scored seven points (3-for-8 FG, 0-for-2 3PT), adding six rebounds and six assists in the loss to the Suns. Coach Doc Rivers was easing LouWill back into action a bit on Tuesday, but he should see more of a normal load on Thursday when the Clippers take on the Mavs (off the bench, of course).

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams (quarantine) is going to be on a minutes limit in Tuesday's game with the Suns.

    Williams has been holed up in his hotel room for 10 days so Doc Rivers will let the guard's conditioning determine how much he plays. This news makes it tough to see Lou Will as viable in DFS lineups, but he should be ready to go for fantasy purposes after today.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams has cleared quarantine and will be making his bubble debut against the Suns on Tuesday.

    Williams infamously went to a gentleman's club while outside the bubble on an excused absence and was hit with a 10-day quarantine. He'll be back in action today and is good to get into your fantasy lineups, though we'd be surprised if he played his usual allotment of minutes right off the jump.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams (self-isolation) has been ruled as questionable to play the Suns on Tuesday according to the Clippers.

    Williams is yet to see any bubble action for the Clippers after a personal issue took him away from the team. His quarantine period is coming to an end meaning he could take to the court for the first time on Tuesday. Given he is yet to do any meaningful activity, he will likely be eased back into action even if he is active.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Doc Rivers said that Patrick Beverley, who had been away from the Clippers for personal reasons, is a "maybe" for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    The Clippers are expecting Landry Shamet to be ready, which should take some of the pressure off of Reggie Jackson and Lou Williams. Beverley can chip in with long-range shooting and defensive stats, but even when healthy his fantasy impact has been blunted by the depth of the roster.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Landry Shamet
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Landry Shamet, who previously tested positive for COVID-19, could be available for Thursday's matchup against the Lakers.

    Doc Rivers believes that Shamet will be ready, but nothing is certain just yet. While Shamet shot 39.2 percent from 3-point range during the regular season, he is not a major fantasy factor in other departments. Lou Williams and Reggie Jackson could see a bit more action if he cannot play at the outset.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams will have to quarantine for 10 days before rejoining the Clippers, meaning he'll miss two of the team's seeding games.

    For fantasy players, that means Williams is missing 25% of the Clippers' remaining schedule. Already a late-round pick in 9-cat formats, Lou Will is going to be hard to take outside the final few rounds of resumption league drafts. That's just too many guaranteed absences to overcome, though Williams will remain a strong source of points once he returns to the court. Hope the wings at Magic City were worth it.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams has returned to the Orlando bubble but the NBA is investigating his activity while he was away on an excused absence.

    A photo of Williams at an Atlanta gentleman's club popped up online, and he has reportedly informed the league that he did go for a "short time" on Thursday night. Players who leave the bubble are subject to a four-day re-quarantine, but Williams may have that extended given that he chose not to adhere to social distancing guidelines. It's possible that this affects his availability for the NBA restart, as the Clippers are playing the Lakers on Thursday.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Andrew Greif of the L.A. Times reports that Lou Williams left the Orlando bubble for personal reasons.

    Greif adds that Williams did not practice on Friday and that he's expected to return shortly. He'll need to clear quarantine when he does but hopefully he won't be away long enough to put his regular season status in jeopardy.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    After posting top-80/100 (8/9-cat) value in 2018-19, Lou Williams took a back seat to the Clippers' new star duo and finished the 2019-20 campaign with top-90/150 value.

    Williams has emerged as a solid source of points, threes and assists off the bench — three stats that require lots of usage. As predicted, his usage fell from 32.4 to 28.3. Lou Will may be the game's premier sixth man but he simply wasn't tasked with as much heavy lifting this year, even though he increased his minutes from last season and still managed a respectable 18.6 points. Williams' threes and assists actually rose in lockstep with his moderate increase in playing time, but his percentages dipped slightly and his turnovers bumped from 2.4 to 2.9 per contest. It was far from a disaster, but Williams let down 9-cat GMs. The fact that the rest of his numbers remained stable should provide hope for the future.

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Doc Rivers told the media that "all indications" point to Lou Williams joining the team in Orlando for the league's restart.

    Rivers added that he doesn't expect anyone on the team to opt out of playing. While anything can still potentially happen, this is positive news for anyone expecting to use Williams in fantasy. The point guard has averaged 18.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game in 2019-20.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Clippers guard Lou Williams said on Thursday in a video interview hosted by CoStar that he's "50-50 right now" as far as his decision on returning to play next month in Orlando is concerned, citing the importance of the country's battle with racial injustices currently.

    Williams is worried that the NBA's current plan to return to action will distract the public from the immensely-important social issue at hand. Kyrie Irving, Avery Bradley and other players have expressed similar concerns recently. “I think for us, the only benefit of us not playing is to keep the focus on the fight,” Williams stated in the interview. He noted that he fears that the public perception might not be positive because it could seem like the players and the league don't care about the social issues. Echoing statements made by many across the sports landscape, Williams went on to say "this is a whirlwind of a time. We don’t know what’s the right decision now." Truer words may never have been spoken.

    Source: LA Times