Atlanta Hawks dynamic-scoring guard, Lou Williams, has not yet been cleared to play in the team’s upcoming training camp.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced the following:
“Hawks training camp begins in 11 days — on Oct. 1 — and the team has no timeline on the return of Lou Williams from a torn ACL. According to team officials, Williams is progressing well with his right knee injury. However, he has not yet been given medical clearance by doctors to participate in training camp.”
The team’s star 6th man tore his ACL on January 18th, in a game against the Brooklyn Nets.
The 26-year-old appeared in 39 games for Atlanta in his first season as a Hawk, averaging 14.1 points, and shooting 37% from three.
The Hawks are thin at the shooting guard spot, and will rely on second-year players, John Jenkins and Jared Cunningham, in his absence.
Per PBT, Jenkins averaged 15.2 points in Atlanta’s final five games of the season, showing progress near the end of what was an inconsistent rookie season.
Williams is expected to slide right back into the Hawks’ 6th man role when he is healthy, and do so exceedingly, as he’s averaged nearly 19 points per 36 minutes in his NBA career.
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