Lou Williams has been in trade discussions basically as soon as he touched down in Los Angeles after being a part of the Chris Paul trade with the Houston Rockets. But he’s flourished in an expanded role with the Clippers and emerged as a candidate for the 2018 NBA All-Star game.
His value has never been higher this season and some thought Lou would be on his way out of town soon, especially considering this was the final year of his deal. And once the Clippers traded Blake Griffin, it looked like he would be gone. But the tide changed in almost an instant and Williams is off the trade market, for now.
News broke last night about Lou Williams and the Clippers coming close to a contract extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, confirming prior reports of the two sides discussing a deal.
Story with @WindhorstESPN filed to ESPN: Extension discussions between guard Lou Williams and the Clippers have gathered significant momentum and a new contract is within reach before the NBA trade deadline on Thursday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2018
Then Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune shared that the two sides did agree to terms on an extension.
The clippers plan to finalize Lou Williams' contract extension today before practice, league sources tell the Salt Lake Tribune
— Tony Jones (@tribjazz) February 7, 2018
Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reported some terms of an agreement on a three-year extension.
Lou Williams has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Williams — one of the top trade candidates on the market — had been in discussions for over a month on an extension with the Clippers. Williams‘ agent, Wallace Prather, worked with Clippers officials over the past week to finalize terms to keep the 31-year-old guard in Los Angeles.
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