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Lou Williams attends an RGB Dinner at Toca Madera on February 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Lou Williams appears to be off the trading block, as Shams Charania of The Vertical has reported his agreement to a three-year contract extension with the Clippers.

Los Angeles now sits a half game out of the playoffs behind the New Orleans Pelicans.

Williams has played for Philadelphia, Atlanta, Toronto, the Lakers, Houston and the Clippers in his 13-year National Basketball Association career. The third year is a team option.

In 13 season with Philadelphia, Atlanta, Toronto, the Lakers, Houston and the Clippers, Williams holds career averages of 13.5 points and 3.1 assists. Surrounded by trade rumors, the professional scorer was a borderline All-Star this year but just missed out.


The Blake Griffin trade led many to believe that the Clippers would blow things up.

Perhaps the Clippers plan to keep Williams, but such a scenario seems unlikely, particularly with the team sitting at ninth place in the Western Conference and in need of future assets to eventually become title contenders.

With Williams off the market, the focus likely will shift to Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans, who has drawn the interest of several teams, including the Celtics and the Cavaliers.

It could help the Clippers by buying them more time to make a deal, potentially moving him during the summer. The deal offers both the team and player some stability going forward.

The extension does not necessarily mean Williams will not be moved before Thursday's trade deadline. Whether he can produce like he is long-term, nobody knows.

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