Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Sam Amick, the Atlanta Hawks have acquired guard Lou Williams, two second-round draft picks and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for point guard Rajon Rondo.
Williams, a three-time Sixth Man of the Year, has averaged 12.1 points and 3.4 assists per game this season, shooting .378 percent from 3-point range. With the Hawks’ trouble generating consistent offense from the perimeter without Young, Williams helps alleviate responsibilities while improving the productivity of the second unit offense.
The Clippers are also sure to be thrilled with their addition, as the Rondo is a two-time champion praised for his leadership, intelligence, experience and toughness. Rondo has averaged career-lows of 3.9 points and 3.5 assists per game this season, shooting .400 percent from the field and .378 percent from 3-point range.