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Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams is injured for the remainder of the season due to a hurt right knee. Williams is the Hawks’ third leading scorer so this is a major blow to their offense.
Williams tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee against Brooklyn where they ultimately lost. According to the Associated Press, head coach Larry Drew said, “It’s certainly devasting to us to lose Lou.”
He averaged around 18 points and just fewer than six assists in the nine starts that he had. The Hawks lost seven of their last nine games. He was signed to a multi-year deal with the organization during the summer.
According to AJC, fellow point guard Jeff Teague said, “I just pray for him. Hopefully it’s a speedy recovery. It is tough losing a guy like that coming off the bench and getting points in bunches. He’s just a good guy all around, a good player, a good friend, someone I enjoy playing with.”
The organization will have to wait until next season for Williams to return and will have to increase the minutes for the other guards. Their next game is against the Minnesota Timberwolves.