Lakers Trade Williams to Rockets for Brewer and 2017 First Round Pick

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The Los Angeles Lakers have traded shooting guard Louis Williams to the Houston Rockets in exchange for small forward Corey Brewery and a 2017 first round NBA Draft pick.

Williams, 30, has been in the NBA for 12 seasons and has played for 4 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 67 games and averaged 28.5 minutes per game, 15.3 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 0.9 steals per game. He shot 40.8% from the field, 34.4% from 3-point range, and 83.0% from the free throw line.

This season, Williams has played in 58 games and averaged 24.2 minutes per game, 18.6 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 1.1 steals per game. He is shooting 44.4% from the field, 38.5% from 3-point range, and 88.4% from the free throw line.

Over his 12-year NBA career, Williams has played in 759 games and averaged 23.5 minutes per game, 12.8 points per game, 2.1 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 0.9 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 41.8% from the field, 34.7% from 3-point range, and 82.5% from the free throw line.

Brewer, 30, has been in the NBA for 10 seasons and has played for 4 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 82 games and averaged 20.4 minutes per game, 7.2 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 1.0 steal per game. He shot 38.4% from the field, 27.2% from 3-point range, and 75.0% from the free throw line.

This season, Brewer has played in 58 games and averaged 15.9 minutes per game, 4.2 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game, 1.1 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 0.7 steals per game. He is shooting 41.4% from the field, 23.4% from 3-point range, and 72.7% from the free throw line.

Over his 10-year NBA career, Evans has played in 687 games and averaged 24.3 minutes per game, 9.4 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 1.3 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 42.3% from the field, 28.4% from 3-point range, and 71.2% from the free throw line.

 

-Asher Fair