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The Atlanta Hawks say they are optimistic guard Lou Williams will be ready for training camp following reconstructive surgery on his right knee.
Williams' surgery was performed on Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews, leaving about eight months before the start of next season's training camp. The Hawks say they are basing their optimism on the success of other athletes who have had surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate ligaments, including Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Williams tore the ligament in the Hawks' game at Brooklyn on Jan. 18, ending his season.
Williams was the Hawks' third-leading scorer with an average of 14.1 points. He signed with the Hawks as a free agent after averaging a career-best 14.9 points with Philadelphia last season.
BEST OF MAXIM
Josh Smith may be entering his final days with the Atlanta Hawks. After calling himself a max-contract player, Smith is now being shopped by the Hawks.
NBA.com's David Aldridge reported that the Hawks are listening to offers but undecided on whether to ship him out of the ATL. For his part, Smith "is prepared to move on," Aldridge wrote. So J-Smoove's situation...
The Atlanta Hawks are entertaining trade offers for Josh Smith, but the team has yet to decide whether or not to deal the veteran forward, according to David Aldridge of TNT.The Atlanta Hawks are entertaining trade offers around the league for forward Josh Smith, but have yet to decide whether they will deal the ninth-year forward, according to league sources.The Hawks have discussed...
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PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
The Nets have been very aggressive during the last two trade deadlines and will seemingly be active this year, as they are reportedly pursuing Josh Smith.
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks say they are optimistic guard Lou Williams will be ready for training camp following reconstructive surgery on his right knee.
Williams' surgery was performed on Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews, leaving about eight months before the start of next season's training camp. The Hawks say they are basing their optimism on the success...
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent
surgery to repair a sports hernia, and the 2012 NFL MVP described the injury
and the pain it caused this season to Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Peterson initially suffered the injury during a Week 10
matchup against the Detroit Lions. He then received a cortisone shot to dull
the pain prior to suiting up against the Green Bay...