Mitchell: Sixers’ Lou Williams Will Opt Out
On a different note, I remain utterly convinced that Sixers guard Lou Williams will terminate the final year of his contract and hit the market as an unrestricted free agent. Ignore any question directed at Williams asking him if he’d like to come back to Philly. Yep, Philly is a great town. And I think Williams likes playing here. In fact, I know he does.
“At this point I just think it would be crazy for me to leave,” Williams said. “This is somewhere where I have carved out a lane. This is somewhere where my family is and it’s my second home outside of Atlanta.
“But business is business,” he continued in the same breath. “Once it comes time to deal with that we’ll get to the table.”
Williams won’t just take the money and run; he has too much pride for that. He’s not going to want to play for a loser just for more money, either.