4. Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers
Ah, the curious case of Lou Williams.
Looking back at his career, Williams has never started more than 38 games in a single season. In fact, in his twelve years in the league, he has only ever started more than ten games in a year twice.
Before we condemn Lou Williams as a career bench player, it is important to look at his average minutes per game. After his first two seasons in the league, Williams has played over 20 minutes per game in every single season.
That is ten consecutive years.
Even the Phoenix Suns’ Mr. Consistency, Jared Dudley, has not averaged over 20 minutes per game for ten straight years.
Will Williams be a starter this year? Well, if Doc Rivers has anything to say about it (and he does), Austin Rivers will probably begin the season as the Clippers’ starting two-guard. Hopefully, Doc will come to his senses and realize that Austin is simply not very good, and Lou Williams will be the team’s full-time starter.
For Lou’s sake, let’s hope that happens sooner, rather than later.