Los Angeles Clippers G Lou Williams cleared to play vs. Phoenix Suns
Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams cleared quarantine and will be available Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns, his agent told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Williams went through quarantine for 10 days after leaving the NBA bubble at Disney World with permission from the league. He was disciplined by the NBA after rapper Jack Harlow posted images of Williams at the Magic City strip club in Atlanta during his time away from the Orlando bubble.
Harlow deleted the images and said it was an old picture, but the NBA found that Williams had indeed gone to the strip club during his leave. The Clippers guard said he was there to pick up a meal.
Williams missed Los Angeles’ first two bubble games, a 103-101 Thursday loss to the Lakers and a 126-103 defeat of the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.
His availability puts the Clippers at close to full strength, though a handful of their players are just getting their legs under them after arriving at the bubble at different times. Los Angeles continues to await the arrival of energetic forward Montrezl Harrell, who remains away from the team after the death of his grandmother.
The Suns, meanwhile, are off to a 2-0 start in the bubble with wins over the Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks.