PLAYA VISTA — The Clippers and Lou Williams agreed Wednesday on a three-year contract extension that could keep the backup shooting guard in uniform through the 2020-21 season, ending lingering speculation he could be moved before the trade deadline Thursday.
“It was nice for this organization to commit to me the same way I’ve committed to these guys this year,” Williams said. “In years past, these scenarios don’t usually go my way, so it was nice for one to go my way and to be somewhere I wanted to be.”
Williams has averaged career-high totals of 23.3 points, 38 percent shooting from
Tyrone Wallace’s days are numbered. Sunday was Day 16 of 25. It’s possible the Clippers could make a move to sign the 23-year-old guard to a regular contract after the NBA trade deadline Thursday, elevating him from his current two-way deal.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers “loves” Wallace’s play, his athleticism and versatility, and predicts he’ll have a lengthy career in the NBA. It remains to be seen whether it will be with the Clippers or another team in the league, though.
“I love him,” Rivers said. “I think when guys come out of the G League we forget and think they’re
LOS ANGELES — Austin Rivers was the first responder.
He was the one who was knocked into Blake Griffin, landed on his left knee, heard him scream.
He talked to Griffin in the Clippers’ locker room, although Griffin wasn’t in the mood to converse.
“He’s down,” Rivers said. “It’s like oh, no, not again.”
That is taken in an individual and team sense. Griffin’s biggest NBA obstacles are the muscles and ligaments that threaten to burst through the skin, yet can’t weather 82 games, not the way he attacks them.
The Clippers have already lost three of the top players they meant to use