Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lou Williams available against Sixers

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.

Lou Williams available against Sixers

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.”

Follow and contact Inquirer76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers.



About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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