Lakers trade Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer, 1st-round pick

The Lakers agreed to send shooting guard Louis Williams to the Houston Rockets in exchange for small forward Corey Brewer and a future first-round draft pick.

Like Williams, Brewer has a year left on his contract after this season. Williams is to be paid $7 million each season; Brewer will make $7.61 million this season and $7.58 million next season.

Williams was the Lakers’ leading scorer, averaging 18.6 points per game, and had served as somewhat of a closer for the team. He ranks fifth in the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring with 7.7 points per game.

Last season Brewer played in all 82 games for the Rockets, starting 12, and averaged 7.2 points per game.