Report: Lou Williams gets final year fully guaranteed
NBA.com Global on Jul 03, 2019 05:17 AM
FILE - SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Lou Williams accepts the Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award onstage during the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Turner Sports)
NBA.com staff report
Reigning Kia Sixth Man of the Year winner Lou Williams had his future secured with the LA Clippers last summer. It was at that point he got a three-year deal with the team, which came after a run of changing teams almost annually for Williams.
On the heels of his successful 2018-19 season, Williams has gotten a bit of a reward from the Clippers. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the final year of Williams' deal in 2020-21 has been fully guaranteed. That maneuver assures Williams of an $8 million payday that season.
Teams don't typically fully guarantee a season's salary this early. For Williams and the Clippers, it is a win. Williams now has his $2M partial for 2020-21 become fully guaranteed at $8M. He has made clear his happiness in L.A. and is coming off another strong season. https://t.co/6HNOHYG9Xu— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2019
Last season, Williams averaged 20 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game as he came off the bench in 74 of his 75 games played.