The NBA trade rumors are beginning to pick up with only four teams remaining alive in the playoffs. Now that the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers have been eliminated, rumors are beginning to swirl about them. Lou Williams happens to be involved in the trade rumor mill for both teams.
According to a report from Ross from Legion Hoops, the 76ers are interested in acquiring Williams from the Clippers this offseason.
He may not be Adrian Wojnarowski or Shams Charania, but he has a good following and has a track record of being a good reporter. There is no reason to believe that the 76ers will push “hard” for Williams, but having interest in him is very believable.
Williams has been one of the NBA’s elite scorers for years. Any team that acquires him knows that he will bring scoring and playmaking, which is a need that the 76ers have this offseason.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Clippers, Williams ended up averaging 18.2 points per game to go along with 5.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds. He shot 41.2 percent from the floor overall and 35.2 percent from the three-point line.
At 33 years old, Williams seems to be late in his prime, but still has a few years of top-notch basketball ahead of him. If the 76ers bring him in, he will absolutely help take them to the next step.
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons may not both be back next season, but if they are, they need more help. Lou Williams could be exactly the missing piece that the 76ers have been needing to find.
Los Angeles won’t move him just to make a trade. The 76ers will have to give up a good return. However, it would be more than worth it to acquire a scorer like Williams.
Expect to hear plenty of rumors surrounding both the Clippers and 76ers this offseason. Don’t be shocked if you hear more about Williams and Philadelphia being connected in a potential trade.