The Los Angeles Clippers would like to keep veteran guard Lou Williams on the roster for the long-term and are currently negotiating a contract extension with him, according to Yahoo Sports Shams Charania.
The talks come on the heels of Williams’ brilliant performance against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, where he went off for 50 points.
Williams is in the final year of a three-year, $21 million deal he signed back in 2015.
Williams, whose name has been mentioned in trade rumors, is hoping he can stay with the team for the future.
“Honestly, I hope not” Williams said of the trade speculation, according to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.
“I’m putting my heart and soul into this basketball team with all the injuries that we’ve had and for us to still have an opportunity to be competitive. I would like to find a home here. I’m starting to bond with these guys. So hopefully this is where I am at the end of the year.”