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David Aldridge: Were dealing with those little inconveniences worse than the rehab? Louis Williams: Definitely. 'Cause it's all mental. At that point it's like, if I can't use the bathroom, will I ever be able to play again? The mental aspect of it is worse than the physical. The great part about it was once I got back on my feet, I was so driven. I was so driven to work. I was so driven and ready that I might have been moving too fast too early. So I was able to get over a lot of the mental hurdles that come with the physicality of playing basketball again. I was able to get over that very early in my process once I got back on my feet. NBA.com

David Aldridge: You mentioned when you returned that there were little details to your game that were the last things to come back. What were they? Louis Williams: My first step. Having the confidence to go left. Because when you go left, you're planting on that right leg, the one that I tore. Those are the things that I had relied on in my game. And being able to split [double teams] quick. Always just getting past guys, and creating contact. Those were the small details that I was trying to work through early on, and I feel like that's coming back now. NBA.com

David Aldridge: Do you notice scars on people now? Louis Williams: You know, I don't. Actually, I don't think about it. That's the best way for me to kind of get over it and just to continue on, is to not think about it. I don't play with a brace. I don't play with anything special. I just try to get over it. I even came up with the idea. I was joking with these guys. I said I was going to tattoo over my scar, so it would make me feel like it's not there anymore. Like put like a zipper over it, make it a little funny, make it a little humorous, just to get over that whole process. It's definitely something that's shaped the last couple of years of my life, and something that I'm going to leave in the past. NBA.com

David Aldridge: You researched other guys coming back from ACL injuries, like Ricky Rubio and Iman Shumpert. Anyone else that you looked at? Louis Williams: No, it was just those two guys, and then, the guys I was actually rehabbing with. I was there with RGIII. [Rajon] Rondo and I, we were literally one table away from each other every day for a few months. We were just basically feeding off of each other when we was down there. It was like, 'How did you feel when you were doing this?' And just bouncing information off of each other, just to see where we were in the process. I think just being in that environment, with guys that were going through the same thing that I was, I think that was very helpful for me, just to push forward. NBA.com

November 19, 2013 Updates

Tom Haberstroh: Some news out of shootaround: Lou Williams and Paul Millsap both out vs. Heat tonight. Ray Allen and Udonis Haslem went thru shootaround. Twitter @tomhaberstroh

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Hawks training camp begins in 11 days – on Oct. 1 – and the team has no timeline on the return of Lou Williams from a torn ACL. According to team officials, Williams is progressing well with his right knee injury. However, he has not yet been given medical clearance by doctors to participate in training camp. While Williams still could be cleared in time for camp, he most likely will not be ready to immediately assume the role he had last season. It could take a month for him to be at full strength. Williams’ season ended after just 39 games last season when he tore the ACL Jan. 18 against Brooklyn. Such an injury typically takes about nine months to heal. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 23, 2013 Updates

It has been a busy offseason for Lou Williams. The Hawks guard has been rehabbing a torn ACL and hopes to be ready for the start of training camp. He also has been in a studio recording his recently released mixtape entitled 'Here Goes Nothin' under the name Lou Will. There are 16 tracks and the mixtape features other artists including 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, The Casey Boys from Jagged Edge, K. Michelle and Quez from Travis Porter. You can see the cover art and listen to the tracks here. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Sean Deveney: Danny Ferry says Lou Williams progressing from ACL, no timetable. As for role:"I could see him being, you know, Bud is used to Ginobili" Twitter @SeanDeveney

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