Lou Williams To Sign With Atlanta Hawks, According To Report

After trading away leading scorer Joe Johnson, the Atlanta Hawks have addressed their need for perimeter scoring and will sign former Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Williams will sign for the value of the mid-level exception, Windhorst reports.

Williams was the leading scorer for the 76ers last year, and was often their go-to guy late in games. But his poor defense, along with his high expected price tag, convinced the 76ers to part ways with him. Philadelphia elected to sign former Wizards and Clippers guard Nick Young to a one-year contract instead.

Williams averaged 14.9 points per game off the bench last year and finished second in the Sixth Man of the Year voting to James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He could start with the Hawks, or he could come off the bench, where he has been most comfortable throughout his career.

For more on the Hawks, visit Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation Atlanta.

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