3 reasons the Golden State Warriors should target Lou Williams

Sep 7, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; LA Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) celebrates after making a three point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of game three of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; LA Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) celebrates after making a three point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of game three of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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He’ll help fill the void with Klay Thompson out

There’s no need for Williams to be on this team if Klay Thompson is still active. However, Thompson tore his Achilles while preparing for the season. After a torn ACL to end the 2019 season, Thompson’s new injury leaves a void.

While Curry will still be the unanimous leader on this franchise, Thompson served a purpose. He was an elite three-point shooter, one of the best in NBA history. He was also a top-tier defender that played a large role in leading the team on that end of the court.

Thompson’s injury will create a void, one not easily filled.

Williams can’t even fill that void completely, but on the offensive end, he can at least help. An explosive option off the bench, Williams would bring something Golden State hasn’t had much of, bench scoring.

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While it’s not necessary, Williams’ scoring, primarily from deep, would increase the potency of Golden State’s offense, something that’s never necessarily a bad thing.