Lou Williams, for the second time in his career, has won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award for the 2017-2018 season. Williams is only the fifth player in history to ever win the award twice. Williams last won the award when he was playing with the Toronto Raptors in 2015.
Willams beat out Eric Gordon & Fred VanVleet to win the award. Williams averaged 22.6 points and 5.3 assists while shooting 43.5 % from the field and 35.9 % from three during the season. During the season, Williams also signed a three-year extension worth $24 million with the Los Angeles Clippers. This season was no doubt Williams best season as this was the first time he ever averaged at least 20 points a game. This is the first time a sixth man has averaged at least 20 points since Ricky Pierce did it in the 1989-1990 season.
Williams had many memorable games this season. One in particular was against the Golden State Warriors in which he scored 50 points. He almost was named an All-Star. Williams was also named Western Conference Player of the Week two times during the season.