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No worries about Lou Williams for Mike D’Antoni

The coach has full confidence in LouWill

Houston Rockets v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Lou Williams had quite the debut for the Houston Rockets but the high of that magical night has been short-lived.

After the trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, in his first game in a Rockets uniform, he helped the team destroy the New Orleans Pelicans, scoring 27 points in 25 minutes.

The new combo guard would go on to have success in his next two games. He'd finish the three games with an average of 24 points while shooting 50 percent from the floor and from deep.

Since the honeymoon period, Williams has struggled to find his shot. In the past six games, he's scoring 9 points a game while shooting while shooting 24 percent from the floor.

While that is a frightening shooting percentage, head coach Mike D'Antoni isn't worried one bit about his play.

"I don't think so," Mike D'Antoni said when asked if he was concerned over Williams' recent struggles. "His minutes is a little different here than it was in L.A. and (he's) probably just trying to find his rhythm, and I got to find my rhythm on how to get him into the game and make sure he feels comfortable."

It's a simple explanation, but it could be true. And it's not like Williams has forgotten how to shoot; NBA players are creatures of habit and he's likely still adjusting to everything,

It's not like Williams is playing outside of his game, he's shooting the same shots he normally would, they just aren't going in right now. Everyone goes through lulls during the season, hopefully, brighter days are ahead for the newest Rocket.

The good news is while Williams has struggled, he's still done a pretty good job at doing everything else the Rockets have needed.

"I thought Lou played well (Sunday night)," D'Antoni said. "He set up a lot of things and he didn't get two calls that I thought could have put him at the line, so he could have had five more points really easy."

There is no telling when Williams will be back to the guy the Rockets traded for, but luckily he's got the track record for the team not to not be very concerned about a six-game slump.