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Report: Lou Williams reaches agreement with Atlanta Hawks

Jul 10, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT

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Joe Johnson and his points are gone, headed to Brooklyn. Jamal Crawford has been gone for a while as the gunner off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks need some buckets from the perimeter.

Enter Lou Williams.

Williams, the 76ers leading scorer last season despite coming off the bench, has reached an agreement to join the Atlanta Hawks, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN (and confirmed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution). Terms of the deal are not yet known.

Williams gave the Sixers 14.9 points per game but on 40 percent shooting last season — he scores but he’s not terribly efficient at it. He can knock down threes (36.2 percent last year) and he shot 41 percent on long twos more than 16 feet) last season, but he struggled to finish at the rim. Still, he scores. He had a PER of 20.3, he can create his own shot (the Hawks will need that next season) he’s not afraid of late games (he was the 76ers creating and taking late shots last season).

  1. madnova - Jul 10, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    I get the feeling this was submitted via smartphone…

  2. merchie89 - Jul 10, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Jamal Crawford left awhile ago…….

  3. rocketsbb - Jul 10, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Crawford play two seasons ago for the hawks. And that introduction is just awful.

  4. blueintown - Jul 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Dominique Wilkins is gone too.

  5. bobulated - Jul 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    I’m wondering what the good folks of St. Louis will do now that their NBA team has moved to Atlanta.

  6. gmen4life33 - Jul 10, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    “Joe Johnson and his point are gone is headed to Brooklyn.”

    First sentence Kurt. Just read the articles you write out-loud, it takes 1 extra minute. Not trying to put you down or make a joke, but seriously, just read them out-loud to yourself one time before pushing submit.

    • tomtravis76 - Jul 10, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      You have to be getting baked then trying to write these articles.

    • thesixersbench - Jul 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM

      Amateur hour at the Apollo.

  7. eaglesfootballfan - Jul 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Im interested to see if the Hawks overpayed for Lou Williams. He was looking for a pretty good pay raise over what the Sixers had been giving him.

  8. progress2011 - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    After that Joe Johnson contract ….we know the Hawks have no clue about spending money or evaluating talent. Hopefully, Ferry can bring some logic into the Hawks front office. He appears to be motivated to bring in fresh talent.

  9. philadelphiafan - Jul 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    I’m sure this was one of Lou’s top places to play being it’s his hometown. Best of luck LouWillVille!

  10. captainwisdom8888 - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Not his finest work, but It’s safe to say everyone got the message here and that’s all that matters. It isnt important to be over-critical on some random article on a basketball discussion website. Nobody is counting on you to correct any and every little mistake these writers make…and who actually appreciates the efforts made by the grammar police? (Not me)

    *Oops…I forgot an apostrophe in there somewhere.

    • tomtravis76 - Jul 11, 2012 at 9:14 AM

      “Joe Johnson and his point are gone is headed to Brooklyn.”

      Nobody really cares about the little things, the content is much appreciated, and the interaction with other folks who enjoy the NBA is the bigger picture.

      But, the above attempt at a sentence, come on. I had to re-read it, because I thought my brain wasn’t working right. This site is not Kurts NBA blog on wordpress. This site is owned by NBC, this is one of the original news and entertainment companies. You do expect more professionalism from NBC and its staff. Its sloppy and lazy. Its a poor reflection on the NBC brand and all those who worked to build up the brand. Its irresponsible by NBC to allow this work to continue as it sets a bad example for future journalists. The bar should always be raised not put on the ground so you can step on it.

  11. mannyicey - Jul 11, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    Now the Hawks will go and get a young, athletic SF to complete the set. And they are also looking at completing the bench with young players, as well.

  12. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    “Joe Johnson and his point are gone is headed to Brooklyn. Jamal Crawford is gone as the gunner off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks (he’s headed to Los Angeles).”

    I think Kurt put this one out there as sarcasm, right? I mean, there is no way he thinks that first sentence is correct and Jamal Crawford left Atlanta LAST YEAR for Portland.

    Maybe they need a sarcasm font for the postings as well as the comments?

  13. thatstinks - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Filthy Hawks !!!

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