ATLANTA -- Lou Williams was activated play against the 76ers Friday night at Philips Arena after being sidelined with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee since January.
The guard spent his first seven seasons with the Sixers before signing with his hometown Hawks on July 12, 2012.
“It’s been difficult for me to sleep this past week once I got [medically] cleared,” said Williams, who was averaging 14.1 points before the injury. “I’m excited to resume my career at the level that I am used to. Ten months off is an extremely long time to be off for someone who has played since he was five years old. It’s the biggest break I’ve ever taken. I’m definitely anxious and excited just to get back to it.”
But what about getting an opportunity to face his former team? Surely, he gets a special feeling, right?
“Not really,” Williams said. “It’s business as usual. A lot of the people that were there when I was have moved on to other cities on to other places.
“It’s just a personal thing with me and Evan [Turner] whenever we decide to match up.”
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