HoopsHype Louis Williams rumors

August 4, 2012 Updates

"In the past in Philadelphia, my role was to light it up and score as many points as I possibly could," (Lou) Williams said. "Talking to coach (Larry) Drew and talking to (general manager Danny Ferry), I think my role will be similar, if not increased. Obviously, you have Devin and you have Jeff, who are very talented guards, and then you add myself in that mode. I've always been the type of guy that I'm a team player, I'm a team guy. I don't plan on coming in here competing with these guys negatively. I think we can all compete and help us all win games." FOXSportsSouth.com

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The Hawks signed Williams on Thursday, days after agreeing to terms with the guard on a multi-year contract. Terms were not disclosed, but the Hawks likely signed Williams by using part of their mid-level salary-cap exception. Williams, 25, is a former star at South Gwinnett High school, a two-time Mr. Basketball winner in Georgia and a McDonald's All-American. "Upon learning of his situation, Lou was a player we really targeted for our club," Hawks general manager Danny Ferry said in a statement. "He's a young and experienced professional who is capable of providing leadership as a starter or a reserve, and his versatility is a tremendous plus for our backcourt." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Sam Amick: When New Orleans matches Phoenix's max offer for Eric Gordon, don't be surprised if Suns set their sights on free agent G Lou Williams. Twitter

July 4, 2012 Updates

The Sixers have had conversations with Williams, a shooting guard and the team's leading scorer last season. But at least four other teams are interested in Williams' services, according to his agent, Leon Rose. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Louis Williams wants to be playing for the 76ers this upcoming season. President Rod Thorn and coach Doug Collins want him to be back in his normal role as scoring guard off the bench. But Williams also wants to see how much interest there is in him throughout the league and what kind of contract might be offered to him by other teams. It is the reason he has decided to opt out of his final contract year with the Sixers. He was scheduled to make $6.39 million in the final year of a 5-year, $25 million deal. Philadelphia Inquirer

June 17, 2012 Updates

A league source said that the interest in Williams throughout the league is “significant” and that a contract to land him could be “in the Thaddeus Young range.” Before this past season Young signed a 5-year deal worth close to $43 million. “It’s impossible to gauge (how much a team would be willing to pay) because there is are so many teams who have money and Lou certainly is a good player,” said Thorn. "The natural inclination is for teams who have money to spend some of it, of course. The last couple of years there are a lot of teams that have gotten way under the salary cap and I’m sure that Lou will get some interest from teams.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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