Report: Lou Williams agrees to deal with Lakers


Lou Williams as a member of the Toronto Raptors. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Lou Williams era appears to be over for the Toronto Raptors as the reigning Sixth Man of the Year has reportedly reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, the guard will sign a three-year deal worth $21 million.

Williams averaged a career-best 15.5 points per game with the Raptors in 2014-15, coming off the bench in all 80 games he appeared in. The 28-year-old served as a major spark plug for a Toronto team that ranked third in offensive efficiency.

Over his 10-year NBA career, Williams has also played for the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks. The move comes a day after the Lakers and the Indiana Pacers began finalizing a deal to send Roy Hibbert to California.

Toronto seems to be stressing defence thus far in free agency, adding DeMarre Carroll and Bismack Biyombo to head coach Dwane Casey’s roster.

Los Angeles has also allegedly agreed to terms with veteran power forward Brandon Bass, but contract details are unknown at this point.

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