The LA Clippers are reportedly down another player as the scrimmage portion of their schedule rolls on.
Reserve guard Lou Williams left the NBA campus Friday for an excused personal reason, per multiple reports. However, Williams is expected to return to the campus soon, writes Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times.
Lou Williams did not practice today with the Clippers. A source tells @latimessports that Williams has left the NBA bubble for excused personal reasons and is expected to return soon.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) July 24, 2020
Lou Williams has left the Clippers and the NBA campus due to an excused absence. He is expected to return. Williams joins Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley as Clippers who have had to leave to tend to an issue.
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 24, 2020
Starting point guard Patrick Beverley left the Orlando campus on Tuesday for a personal matter, per multiple reports. His departure came after power forward Montrezl Harrell left the team last week to tend to an emergency family matter.
The Clippers had their first scrimmage game on July 22, scoring a 99-90 victory against the Orlando Magic, a game in which Williams scored a team-high 22 points. Their next scrimmage game is Saturday against the Washington Wizards (8 p.m. ET, League Pass).
Williams, who led the team in scoring last season, is averaging 18.7 points and a team-high 5.7 assists while maintaining his sixth man role this season.
LA will play its first seeding game on July 30 against the L.A. Lakers.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.