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On July 12th 2012 “Sweet Lou” signed a deal with the Hawks after spending seven years with the Philadelphia 76ers. Lou continued his solid play, averaging 14.1 PPG on 42% shooting. Sadly, after playing just 39 games, on January 18th, 2013, against the Brooklyn Nets, Williams landed on his right knee and had to leave the game. It was later revealed that he tore his ACL and would miss the rest of the season. “It’s certainly devastating to us to lose Lou,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said, per ESPN.
His season highs were: 28 points, eight rebounds, 12 assists, four steals and, three blocks.
He would go on to play 60 games the next season before leaving in the offseason. Even though he missed more than half of the season, his impact was still felt as the team went on multiple winning streaks when he was playing. At this point in his career, he still hadn’t embraced the famous sixth-man role for which he is known today.
Lou Williams last played in 2022, in his second tenure with the Atlanta Hawks. He spent two years there but has not re-signed with the team.
Even though he is 36, he still wants to pursue his playing career. According to Shams Chanaria of The Athletic, “[Williams] is not pursuing retirement, and I’ll be proactive in talking to teams during free agency,”.