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When it rains, it pours on the Atlanta Hawks. In addition to their issues with star forward Josh Smith, Atlanta has lost seven of their last ten games to fall to sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Saturday brought more bad news for Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Lou Williams, the team’s third leading scorer at 14.1 points per game, is out for the season with a torn ACL. The ex-Sixers guard reportedly suffered the injury during Friday’s game against the Nets.
“You lose that, it’s kind of hard to replace,” Hawks guard DeShawn Stevenson said to the AJC. “I don’t think you just go out and find someone who can give you 16 points off the bench any time. I think guys have to play within themselves. Things like this happen. It sucks but guys have to be ready to step up and try to fill his shoes.”
Look for Atlanta to increase rookie guard John Jenkins’ minutes with Williams out. With Atlanta looking like they’re in free-fall mode after a hot start to the season, pay attention to the Hawks as we approach the NBA’s trade deadline. They have plenty of expiring contracts (Josh Smith, Devin Harris), and they could end up being a major player in what figures to be an active trade market.
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Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his knee Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. See what his coach said about the injury.
X-rays can provide a sense of false hope, apparently.
When Hawks guard Lou Williams down with a right knee sprain during Atlanta's 94-89 loss to the Brookyn Nets Friday, the X-rays taken on site at the Nets' Barclays Center came back negative. However, after Dr. Michael Bernot of Peachtree Orthopedics in Atlanta examined Williams and took an MRI, the news came back much...
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The defense was the backbone of the Hawks surprising start. Theyve been erratic on that end of the floor of late, but have you seen signs of them starting to turn things around?
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Al Horford is a scratch from Friday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a hamstring injury.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore reports that Horford is dressing but won't play unless the Hawks are in an emergency situation. The former Florida Gators' hamstring has been bothering him for a week to 10 days.
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As rumors swirl about the possible end of the Josh Smith Era in Atlanta, you can’t say he’s not going out with a bang. We’re pretty sure Brook Lopez agrees. [hart4basketball] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Atlanta lost not only a game on Friday night, but also guard Lou Williams when he tore the ACL in his right knee in a 94-89 loss to Brooklyn. An MRI and X-rays on Saturday confirmed the injury, which will sideline Williams for the rest of the year. He was injured in the second quarter. While driving hard to the basket, his knee buckled. He left the floor in a wheelchair. Williams...
Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee during last night’s contest against the Brooklyn Nets, according to Brett Pollakoff of Pro Basketball Talk.Williams sustained the injury during the second quarter of the game. He planted while on a fast break, his knee seemed to buckle, and he immediately limped off the floor, according to Pollakoff...