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Mr 4th Quarter: Lou Williams?

Lou Williams "clutch" (4th quarter or overtime, less than 5 minutes left, neither team ahead by more than 5 points) stats this season:

Points per 48 minutes: 40.1

Field Goal Percentage: 56%

Percent of makes assisted: 42%

Percent of shots which are jumpers: 76%

Effective Field Goal Percentage on jumpers: 52%

Percentage of time he draws fouls: 15%

Free throw percentage: 77%

Assists per 48 minutes: 0.8


Small-ish sample size? Yes. I just thought I'd throw them out there after his multiple 4th quarter daggers last night.

On a side note, does anyone think that a lineup of Jrue, Lou, Andre, Brand, Dalembert can be successful in the future? Jrue, Andre and Sam are all above average defenders. Brand in his older age is still a decent defender. Sam and Andre are elite rebounders for their positions.

I know that Lou is vastly undersized and an average-to-below average defender, but not every player on the floor has to be a terrific defender, especially if surrounded by good defenders, and placed in the right system. I think Lou has shown that he's a good enough scorer to earn some serious burn in the future. But you're not doing him any favors by employing a no-defense head coach and playing him with defenders and rebounders like Thad, Iverson, Speights, etc.

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