Hawks’ Williams Expects Increased Role
(Lou) Williams, who finished as runner-up for the NBA’s Sixth Man Award last season, signed a free agent contract with the Hawks and ought to be an integral part of the Hawks next season, along with (Josh) Smith.
“In the past in Philadelphia, my role was to light it up and score as many points as I possibly could,” Williams said. “Talking to coach (Larry) Drew and talking to (general manager Danny Ferry), I think my role will be similar, if not increased. Obviously, you have Devin (Harris) and you have Jeff (Teague), who are very talented guards, and then you add myself in that mode. I’ve always been the type of guy that I’m a team player, I’m a team guy. I don’t plan on coming in here competing with these guys negatively. I think we can all compete and help us all win games.”