Report: Lakers trade Lou Williams to Rockets for Corey Brewer and 1st round pick

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLou Williams tweeted: “Thanx for the love L.A, I’ve enjoyed my stay.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers have traded veteran guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for veteran small forward Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Though the Lakers have not confirmed the deal, the move illustrated the vision that Magic Johnson had outlined earlier as the team’s new president of basketball operations. Johnson had said that Williams “has been probably the player everybody has been calling the most.” Though Williams posted career-highs this season in points (18.6 points) and shooting percentage (44.4) the 30-year-old reserve guard did not fit in the Lakers’ long-term plans. Brewer, a nine-year veteran, might play a modest role with the Lakers after averaging career-lows this season with the Rockets in points (4.2) in 15.9 minutes off the bench. But the Lakers have an additional draft pick to complement their young roster, including D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Ivica Zubac. The Lakers could make more deals before Thursday’s trade deadline, though Johnson called the team’s young core “untouchable.”last_img

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