Amid multiple trade rumors involving him, Clippers guard Lou Williams has agreed to a three-year contract extension, reports Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania. Williams was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. League sources confirmed the agreement to The Crossover.
According to Charania, the extension will be worth $24 million with a $1.5 million partial guarantee for the last year.
Williams, 31, is having arguably the best season of his career. The prototypical sixth man is averaging 23.3 points, 5.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds, and many believe he should received his first career All-Star selection.
This is the most significant move the Clippers have made since trading franchise player Blake Griffin to the Pistons in exchange for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and a second-round pick. The Clippers also, of course, traded Chris Paul to the Rockets before the season started, and there's still a good chance center DeAndre Jordan gets traded before the deadline.
Despite all the shifting parts, the Clippers are 27-25 and sit just a half game behind the sliding Pelicans for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.