HOUSTON ( CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Rockets are adding pieces for their postseason run ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The Rockets have acquired Lakers guard Lou Williams in exchange for forward Corey Brewer and future first round draft pick.
The trade was first reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Williams, a former NBA sixth man of the year, adds some additional scoring to Houston’s second unit led by Eric Gordon. Williams is averaging a career best 18.6 points per game this season for the Lakers and is shooting a career best 38.6% from three-point range.
Williams is still under contract for the 2017-18 season for $7 million.
Brewer, who has seen his minutes reduced to 15.9 per game this season, was a mid-season acquisition for the Rockets two seasons ago and served an integral part on the team that advanced to the 2015 Western Conference finals. Brewer has one year left on his deal paying him $7,579,366 million next season.
The Rockets return from the NBA All-Star Break with a game Thursday night at the New Orleans Hornets.