Report: Kings, Williams not close to a new deal
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Kings might not be able to retain last season's Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

The team is reportedly struggling to come to terms with forward Justin Williams on a new contract, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

"It doesn't seem like there is much common ground at this point between Los Angeles and Justin Williams," Friedman said in his 30 Thoughts on Sunday.

Despite his great performance in last season's playoffs, the 33-year-old had a disappointing season this year, registering just 18 goals and 41 points in 81 games with a Kings roster that failed to make the postseason.

Williams made just over $3 million this past season and could be hard-pressed to get a similar deal especially with the likes of Martin Jones and Tyler Toffoli becoming restricted free agents.

The winger will become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

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