Free agent Lou Williams has reached agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league source tells RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 5, 2015
Free agent Lou Williams has agreed to a 3-year, $21 million deal with Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2015
There has to be another move coming. The only way the Lakers have the cap room to sign Williams to this deal is by shedding salary, either in the Hibbert deal or a sign-and-trade with the Raptors for Williams. The most likely candidate to be moved is Nick Young, if anyone will take his contract.
The Lakers just drafted another scoring guard, D’Angelo Russell, with the No. 2 pick, and Williams is a high-volume scorer. Between Russell, Williams, Young (if he stays), Jordan Clarkson and a theoretically healthy Kobe Bryant, that’s a lot of guards and not a lot of minutes to divide up. It will be interesting to see how this works out.