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Lakers Podcast: How much trade value does Lou Williams have?

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Does the sprightly bench scorer fit in Los Angeles?

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The Los Angeles Lakers are fairly guard heavy as the regular season inches closer by the day. The team currently has D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams, Jose Calderon, and Marcelo Huertas in the backcourt, which is a lot of guys to split minutes between.

In that group, there is only one logical candidate to be moved. Clarkson and Russell are not going anywhere, Huertas wouldn’t seem to have much trade value, and the Lakers just got two second round picks for taking on Calderon. Williams, however, has a reasonable contract and would seem to be a better fit giving some contender scoring off of the bench rather than plying his trade for the lottery bound Lakers.

Those factors have made the always efficient former Sixth Man of the Year a popular theoretical trade candidate among Lakers fans, but host Anthony Irwin doesn’t think the Lakers should necessarily be looking to move Lou just yet. He talked about why, as well as answering listener questions about Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance, Jr., Julius Randle, and much more in the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.

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