Now, he’s gone.
Andrew Greiff 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
Hopefully, everything with Williams is alright.
Maybe, maybe not.
Like all employees, NBA players sometimes have independent personal issues that take away from work. It’s just receiving heightened attention now due to the complications of re-entering the bubble. Upon return, players must quarantine in their hotel room. They can’t simply dash away from the team for a day or so like in normal times.
The Clippers have also created a culture of players looking out for their own needs during a long season. They expect to be at Disney World for a deep playoff run. If there’s a time for Clippers players to handle personal matters with minimal disruption, it’s now. The team probably won’t be returning home for months.