The Lakers acquired veteran guard Lou Williams in July to be a veteran scorer off the bench.
The early returns have been mixed, with Williams averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 assists a game while shooting only 33% from the field and 22.9% from three-point range.
"He's done a lot better as a leader than I thought," Coach Byron Scott said after practice on Thursday. "He does a pretty good job defensively. ... He hasn't shot the ball well, and that's something that he's been real upset about."
Williams tried to downplay any concern about his shooting.
"I've shot way worse than I have now. It comes with the territory -- when...