Details are still coming in over the agreed upon deal, per Brian Windhorst of ESPN, between Atlanta's own Louis Williams and the Atlanta Hawks. We likely won't know all the details until Joe Johnson's trade is official and Kirk Hinrich and his cap hold is off the books when Chicago signs him.
What isn't known is how much and for how long. Some have speculated that Lou would slide into the the full MLE, which would start around 5 million per year and go up 4.5% over the maximum four seasons, meaning the Hawks would get Lou for a 4 year, 21.4 million dollar deal.
Sounds good? The RealMC is still trying to lock it down, but his original post said that the Hawks would get Lou for a portion of the MLE. That....would be a real good deal for the Hawks.
- Louis Williams is entering his Age 26 season and has been in the league seven seasons.
- Williams' PER has gone up from 16.7 to 20.2 consistently for the past five seasons while sporting a 27% Usage rate.
- He has had a positive net efficiency rating (Offensive-Defensive) for the past three seasons.
- His turnover rate has shrunk to a ridiculously low 7.2 while his usage has been high.
- According to 82games.com, his Net Production was 11th in the league, and you should see the players around him.
- Williams' free throw rate (14.6%) would have finished second on the Hawks behind Zaza's (17+%).