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Friday's Lakers News: Teammates endorse Lou Williams for top Sixth Man award

Friday's Lakers News: Teammates endorse Lou Williams for top Sixth Man award
Some Lakers already touting Lou Williams for NBA's Sixth Man of the Year

Some Lakers already touting Lou Williams for NBA's Sixth Man of the Year

TORONTO – The Lakers are inspired by his leadership, appreciate his consistency and admire his ability to draws fouls when it matters most. Those are some of the attributes Lou Williams’ teammates point to when they talk about how he could win...
Los Angeles Times Dec 1, 2016

Lakers' Lou Williams has a knack for getting to the line

During his rookie year, Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell took note of veteran guard Lou Williams’ most infuriating  and reliable skill.   That ability to get to the free-throw line, that skill that amused his teammates and frustrated opponents. So Russell studied film of Williams drawing fouls,...
Los Angeles Times Nov 29, 2016

Lakers guard Lou Williams provides needed late-game scoring

With two hurt starters and other players with nagging injuries, Lakers Coach Luke Walton has spent the last week pouring over each and every lineup that could help his team win games.  So when Walton made a joking suggestion as to how he may use Lou Williams on his team’s upcoming road trip, it...

Draymond Green, Ian Clark expected to return against Hawks

In the third quarter of Friday’s win over the Lakers at Staples Center, Clark crumpled to the floor trying to defend a Lou Williams layup attempt. The Warriors’ emotional leader, Green leads the team in rebounding (9.0), assists (6.9), steals (2.2) and blocks (1.6). Clark, who shares backup shooting-guard responsibilities with Patrick McCaw, is an efficient shooter capable of providing a scoring punch off the bench. In Golden State’s win Wednesday over the Lakers, he erupted for 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting (5-of-5 from beyond the arc).

Draymond Green ‘pretty confident’ about playing Hawks

After missing one game with a left ankle contusion, Warriors forward Draymond Green is optimistic about playing Monday night against the Hawks. In the third quarter of Friday’s win over the Lakers at Staples Center, guard Ian Clark crumpled to the floor trying to defend a Lou Williams layup attempt. Both players missed Saturday’s win over Minnesota and are listed as questionable for Monday’s game against Atlanta. “Pushing through it in Game 15 is a little on the extra side,” said Green, who appeared unbothered by his injured ankle as he went through individual shooting drills at...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 28, 2016

Luke Walton says the Lakers’ bench is one of the best units in the NBA and he’s not wrong

Los Angeles’ misfit crew is blowing the league away while their starters rest. However one stacks it, the statistics the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench has been acquiring are staggering. The team’s main reserve unit of Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams, Brandon Ingram, Tarik Black, and Larry Nance, Jr. has outscored teams by an average of 16.7 points per 100 possessions so far this season. That mark is far-and-away better than the 2.1 the starters have managed, and there’s more. That bench grouping took their dominance to another level against the Atlanta Hawks in the Lakers’ win on Sunday...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 28, 2016

Larry Nance, Jr. is the glue that holds the Lakers’ amazing bench together

Everyone knows the reserves have been amazing, and the sophomore forward is a huge reason why. The Los Angeles Lakers reserves were a huge part of yet another win on Sunday night. Larry Nance, Jr., Tarik Black, Brandon Ingram, Lou Williams, and Jordan Clarkson were the biggest key to the team’s Sunday night victory over the Atlanta Hawks, the latest superlative performance from a group that has been great all season. Over 22 minutes, that five-man grouping posted a net rating of 58.6 against Atlanta, meaning that the team outscored the Hawks at a rate that would have translated to a 58.6...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 28, 2016

Lakers Podcast: Why the Lakers’ bench is one of the best units in the entire NBA

Plus, viewer questions and more from the team’s win over Atlanta. The Los Angeles Lakers’ bench was amazing again in the team’s 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Luke Walton inserted Jose Calderon and Thomas Robinson into the starting lineup to keep his reserve group of Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance, Jr., Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams, and Tarik Black together, and they rewarded him by outscoring the Hawks at a rate that would have translated to 58.6 points per 100 possessions. Host Harrison Faigen was joined by Silver Screen and Roll writer Gary Kester to discuss why that group has...

Warriors’ Draymond Green, Ian Clark out against Minnesota

Draymond Green and Ian Clark will miss the Warriors’ Saturday night game against Minnesota at Oracle Arena, head coach Steve Kerr said. In the third quarter of Friday’s win over the Lakers at Staples Center, Clark crumpled to the floor trying to defend a Lou Williams layup attempt. Both players headed to the locker room and did not return to the game. During his postgame media scrum, Green said he would see how he felt in the morning but expected to play against the Timberwolves. The second-year forward, who was limited to five games last season with two hip surgeries, will open the...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 24, 2016

Lakers News: NBA admits Nick Young traveled on game-winning shot against Thunder, according to report

Los Angeles will not, however, be forced to give up their victory. It’s easy to forget after they lost D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle to injuries before getting cooked like a turkey on Thanksgiving by the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, but the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to have a lot to be thankful for after Tuesday night. Nick Young had stolen the ball from teammate Lou Williams and calmly drilled a ridiculous three-pointer in the closing seconds of the team’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The shot gave the Lakers’ their eighth victory of the season, and the...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 23, 2016

Russell Westbrook’s late heroics cannot halt Oklahoma City’s 111-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers

Oklahoma City drops another heartbreaker Russell Westbrook’s late surge couldn’t prevent the Oklahoma City Thunder from dropping its fifth game in seven outings. In the contest’s waning moments, the Los Angeles Lakers received a timely Nick Young three to prevail 111-109. Young finished with 17 points, on 4-of-5 shooting from deep. Other Lakers players to provide standout performances vs. the reeling Thunder include: Jordan Clarkson (18 points), Timofey Mozgov (16), Lou Williams (13), Jose Calderon (12), and rookie Brandon Ingram (11). Oklahoma City was again paced by the vigorous...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 23, 2016

Watch Nick Young steal a pass from his own teammate, drain a game-winner and have ice in his veins

Nick Young have it all. The Nick Young experience has been a revelation for the 2016-2017 Los Angeles Lakers. The Uncle P resurrection has a new chapter after he drained a game-winner that put away the Oklahoma City Thunder, and it’s arguably the best one yet. Nick Young didn’t just hit a game-winner. No. He: Stole a pass intended for his own teammate, Lou Williams Probably got away with a travel but the referees were likely as much in awe as we were that he was like “nah” on that pass going to Lou Then did D’Angelo Russell’s “ice in my veins” celebration This is the...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 23, 2016

Lakers vs. Thunder Final Score: Nick Young’s game-winner steals Westbrook’s Thunder in 111-109 victory

Nick Young, ladies and gentlemen. The Los Angeles Lakers survived an insane fourth-quarter run from Russell Westbrook, with Nick Young draining a three-pointer with seconds to go to seal a 111-109 victory. Young intercepted a pass intended for Lou Williams at the top of the arc, let the ball fly from deep, and locked up the Lakers’ victory in a wild game. Young was one of six Lakers who reached double-digits in scoring, capping of a great team effort. Nick made four of his seven three-pointers, while the Lakers as a team went 14-of-27 from deep. D’Angelo Russell was ruled out of the...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 21, 2016

Lakers Podcast: Should the Lakers consider trades for Nick Young or Lou Williams?

With how the team is playing, is it even worth shaking things up? The Los Angeles Lakers are on a two-game losing streak, but the team has still surprised this season with a 7-7 record. Their chemistry has been excellent, and two major contributors in both areas have been Lou Williams and Nick Young. The two have played well enough that they have, against all odds, become incredibly valuable role players for Los Angeles after prior thought heading into the year that they were little more than trade bait. The weird dynamic led hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin to ask: would the Lakers...

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