Clippers, Williams agree to 3-year extension

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Posted at Feb 08 2018 09:58 AM | Updated as of Aug 30 2018 06:16 AM

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) moves to the basket against Chicago Bulls guard David Nwaba (11) and forward Denzel Valentine (45) during the first half at Staples Center. Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The Los Angeles Clippers and guard Lou Williams agreed to a three-year contract extension before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to multiple media reports.

The deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. It includes a team option for the third season, according to ESPN.

Williams' name was mentioned in trade talks over the last several weeks.

Williams, 31, is averaging career-bests 23.3 points and 5.3 assists per game, helping keep the Clippers in the playoff race throughout injuries and the recent Blake Griffin trade.

The Clippers are 27-25 and a half-game out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into Wednesday's games.

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. He was earning $7 million in the final year of his contract.

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