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Lou Williams' season is over. An MRI Saturday revealed that Williams tore his ACL in Friday night's loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
X-rays on Williams' knee came back negative Friday night, but further tests showed the tear.
Coach Larry Drew told Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore that the loss of the shooting guard was "devastating."
Williams was having a solid season; in 39 games, he averaged 14.1
points, 2.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.1 steals and
.3 blocks with 72 3-pointers made.
Keep an eye on rookie guard John Jenkins, who should pick up minutes with Williams out. Jenkins is available in just about every Yahoo league (0 percent owned). Anthony Morrow could also pick up minutes when healthy.
Meanwhile, Al Horford (hamstring) is back in the Hawks' lineup tonight against the San Antonio Spurs.
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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.
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.
Horford is averaging...
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...
ATLANTA When Larry Drew returned to his office Saturday night, walking in from a short media session following his team's eighth loss in 10 games, his general manager, Danny Ferry, was waiting with one leg crossed over the other on his couch.
Safe to say, the Hawks head coach and general manager needed to have a discussion. Following their team's 98-93 loss to the San...
Kyle Korver could be the beneficiary of more minutes with Lou Williams done for the season. The three-point specialist played 38 minutes, scoring 19 points (with five 3-pointers). He also grabbed eight rebounds and dished an assist.
Williams tore his ACL Friday night, ending his first year with the Hawks. In other Hawks injury news, Devin Harris sprained his left ankle and he...
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...
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...
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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
The San Antonio Spurs (31-11) will hit the road to complete the second game of a back-to-back with a visit to Atlanta to take on the Hawks (22-17) and hope to correct what's ailing the team on the road. San Antonio is 2-7 in the last nine road games. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season.
The Spurs are coming off a 95-88 win over the Warriors...