Atlanta Hawks: Williams ready for return to Philadelphia

Vivlamore reporting.

Lou Williams expects to hear from Philadelphia fans Friday. The Hawks guard just doesn’t know if he will be serenaded with a chorus of boos or “Lous.”

Williams played his first seven seasons with the Sixers after being drafted by the organization directly out of South Gwinnett High. He will play in Philadelphia for the first time as a member of the visiting team.

“They have a habit of booing,” Williams said. “That is just the makeup of the city. I don’t really take that personal. I just know that if you are not in a Sixers jersey, there is not a love for you unless you are (Allen Iverson). They always ‘Lou-ed’ anyway so I don’t know if it will be a boo or a Lou.”

Williams, who signed with the Hawks as a free agent this summer, said he is looking forward to returning to the city where he became a professional. The Hawks are off today but Williams said he will probably being thinking about the game on the plane ride.

“It will be an exciting game,” Williams said. “I’m looking forward to it.”

- Chris Vivlamore

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High-sider

December 20th, 2012
9:05 am

High-sider

December 20th, 2012
9:05 am

High-sider

December 20th, 2012
9:06 am

High-sider

December 20th, 2012
9:10 am

Light ‘em up, Lou – the Sixers, that is. Lou is [probably] better off playin’ in the A-T-L anyway.

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

December 20th, 2012
9:12 am

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Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

December 20th, 2012
9:13 am

Morrow was on KD because he had 2 steals off him the last time they played.

FIRE LD

Mike is Back

December 20th, 2012
9:22 am

CV, we gon have to start calling you the Closer…you close them blogs down quick,lol
Anyway, my post for the Thunder game.

CV, your first sentence summed it for me…KD just wasn’t having it. We got beat by a superior foe. I like the fact that the HAWKS never quit…and it took a MVP performance by one of the TOP players in the league to pull the win out for the Thunder.

The road is only going to get tougher…the Hawks have been feeding off of bottom feeder for the most part…now it’s time to starting playing a lot more of the BIG Dogs in the league.

It was a tough game for Josh and Al in the paint…they were giving up so much size and girth…BUT they have to remain vigilant in the paint and keep battling…eventually the whistle will start to blow their way.

Seeing the Hawks compete at a high level…look more entertaining to watch…and have cap space and flexibility for the future…is a welcome change for me…I GOTTA TIP MY HAT TO DANNY!

TIME TO STEP UP HAWKS…LET’S GO…LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Duluth Joe

December 20th, 2012
9:39 am

Have to win the next two against Philly and Chicago. Win those games, and it’s still a good week.

As for last night, any time you have to defend one of the best scorers in the league (along with Melo and Kobe) with much shorter Stevenson or Morrow, you are asking for it. Hawks need a SF that can defend. Korver is not a starting SF in NBA. He needs to come off the bench like in his Chicago days. At least the big lineup gives Hawks a fighting chance. Larry Drew needs to stop letting other teams dictate his lineups. If Drew wants Korver starting, start him as a shooting guard.

We need a SF and a center bad. Zaza really is beginning to fumble the ball a lot and looking more for fouls than scoring. Al had a tough night again. I thought Teague was great, and we missed Harris.

The dog show at halftime was amazing. I didn’t know dogs have such hops – lol, but can’t keep losing games at home.

Mike is Back

December 20th, 2012
9:42 am

In the aftermath of the DH saga…we were fortunate to acquire Lou Williams in FA…he is great fit for the HAWKS. Man is sweet Lou game sweeeeeeeeeeet or what.lol

Dude, you gonna get booed…it’s Philly…GLAD YOU ARE A HAWK!

Now go up there and kick some assssssssssssssssssssssssss!!

GO HWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ken Strickland

December 20th, 2012
9:53 am

Am I the only one who kept waiting for LDrew to stop being stuck on stupid and make an intelligent move by putting IJohnson on Durant instead a bunch of undersized SGs? He can shoot over anyone anyway, so put someone on him that can be more physical with him and keep him off the boards, especially the OFF boards.

At one point they were killing us on the OFF boards, and that was because Drew insisted on playing 2 SGs(Stevenson/Morrow)on Durant. It would have been a more intelligent move to play Korver on him. Can you imagine Durant keeping up with Korver coming off screens? He would have had open 3 pt looks all night.

As disappointed as many of us are at LDrew, and even the team sometimes, no one has been able to blow this team off the court like so many teams did in the past with JJ, Marvin, and the rest of the castoffs(Dampier, Collins, Green, Pargo, TMac, Stackhouse, Powell, Hinrich, Armstrong, Etc).

Slimjr

December 20th, 2012
9:57 am

This one I will remember for a while:

Last night Josh is posting Durant in the paint 5 feet from the rim. Durant Blocks his shot twice[ a third comes from the help defense] which creates a turnover.Durant runs down the court and dunks it on Josh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

When was the last time you seen that happen to Josh Smith on an NBA court? Try never!

That was an incredible sequence of events with the great Kevin Durant! Right Hand Salute!

Duluth Joe

December 20th, 2012
9:58 am

Interesting seeing Jenkins get minutes last night.

Not the best game for giving him playing time. He looked timid. Couple times looked like he could get his shot, but passed instead. Then he lost the ball.

Not much to see. Why did Drew choose to play him against a great team? It was a intense situation for sure.

Slimjr

December 20th, 2012
10:03 am

Durant is just to quick for Ivan..He would foul out in 15-20 mins guarding the great Kevin Durant

O'Brien

December 20th, 2012
10:13 am

Ken S,

I agree with Slim. KD would get Ivan in foul trouble (especially since the refs would probably call touch fouls on Ivan).

I thought LD would try Josh on KD for a few minutes, to see if he could slow him down, even if that meant going to the big lineup.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If Ferry is serious about making a run this season, he will make a move for a legit SF, because Stevenson and Morrow are not going to cut it at that position. Plus we have alot of guys capable of playing SG (Harris, Lou, Korver, Stevenson, Morrow and Jenkins).

I would trade Morrow at the deadline for a SF, and hope Jenkins will be able to contribute a few minutes per game (more consistently) by then.

Astro Joe

December 20th, 2012
10:16 am

Strickland, yeah, I’m pretty sure that you are the only one who would think that Ivan could have done anything with Durant last night.

Slimjr

December 20th, 2012
10:27 am

F.T.P.B.

Grandad

December 20th, 2012
1:35 am

“The Hawks have some players who can fill up the stat sheet;
but, alas, they do not have a player who can fill the scorebook.

Whether a player plays with his back to the basket or facing,
it matters not,
we need a player that can score.”

Awesome analysis Grandad as always..Our Bigs just aren’t gifted enough to get the job done in that department..The Hawks have relied too much on superior guard play to compensate for the Bigs lack of talent..Its time for change DANNY!!

We need a Paul Pierce type of scorer at the three to put us over the hump against the Elites!

Danny you have some work to do if your looking to contend in the next 2 years..A whole lot of work to do….Hmmmm

Slimjr

December 20th, 2012
10:39 am

F. T. P. B.

High-sider

December 20th, 2012
5:56 am

To: BravesFan79 (and all bloggers)

“Count me as a new Tolliver fan. Always nice to see someone who spends their money wisely instead of on strippers and rims, also nice to meet a quality black man after meeting so many worthless scumbags while working the streets of Atlanta. If everyone was like Tolliver, racism would not have a valid reason to exist!” – BravesFan79 @5:22am, 12/20/2012

So, according to you [BravesFan79] (some or many) blacks give (white) racism “a valid reason to exist.”

H-s,

don’t waste your time debating a Neanderthal. Their minds and hearts are under strong delusion.

When one uses a derogatory word to describe a group of people, one only has to look in a mirror to describe ones self.

What sorry, sad Human being…

Slimjr

December 20th, 2012
10:42 am

I suggest you use the scroll button when [BravesFan79] peeks his warped presence in this awesome Atlanta Hawks blog..

You people are the best!

Slimjr

December 20th, 2012
10:54 am

F.T.P.B.!

drmaryb.(”"_*).

December 20th, 2012
7:40 am

“Nostradamus!

Like Sir Charles mantras:

1. Live by the three – Die by the three.
2. You can NOT win, without the ball.

This all started when Mr.Woodson exited stage – left.
_________________________________

1. Our bigs became small with jump shooting activities.
2. The PF’s became point guards on every fast break because, Princeton [see college ball] says the PG is unecessary.
3. Winning and Losing begins and ends with Coaching Philosophy.

Even with the slow footed Bibby? He controlled the game and, ran the offensive sets 100.
__________________

1. Get yourself a Big Man that knows how to patrol the paint on both ends and, glue his azz inside.
2. Go get your azz a damned coach in here, while you are at it.
3. Find a SF or develop one from the draft, move up for a better pick – do something.
________________

This city … this town … these fans? We deserve a winner! Ship these losers out of here”

Preacher, Choir, Tabernacle! lol!

Astro Joe

December 20th, 2012
10:55 am

How many points did PJ3 have last night?

High-sider

December 20th, 2012
11:00 am

Slimjr, I hear ya concerning BravesFan79.