For the first seven years of his NBA career, Lou Williams was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. Since then, Williams has bounced around a ton, playing for five different teams since the start of the 2012-13 campaign. He’s gotten buckets everywhere he’s gone, but he just hasn’t been able to stick in one place for too terribly long since leaving Philly.
So it was really cool to see that the Los Angeles Clippers decided to make an investment in Williams, giving the veteran guard a three-year contract extension worth $24 millions. At $8 million annually, it is the most that Williams will make in a year in his NBA career.
It was understandably a big deal for Williams, but not necessarily because he’s in for a big payday. As he told the press, Williams said that it “was nice for one to go my way and be somewhere I wanted to be.”