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Update: Tuesday, July 24 -- Joel C. Cordes
Though terms of the deal were not announced, Lou Williams has officially signed with the Atlanta Hawks according to NBA.com.
It's believed that Williams will receive a three-year, full mid-level exception contract. With Jeff Teague and Devin Harris already at the point, along with shooters Anthony Morrow, Kyle Korver and John Jenkins at the wings, it's unclear what Williams' exact role will be.
Still, loading up on outside firepower was part of the plan for Danny Ferry, according to HoopsWorld.com, and the team is excited to take their first step beyond the Joe Johnson era.
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According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the Atlanta Hawks may have cured their point guard inconsistencies. The lucky man to be brought in for the job is none other than Georgia-born Lou Williams.
Williams will likely play a role with the Hawks that is similar to that of Jamal Crawford, who once helped lead the Hawks to substantial postseason success. Regardless of what role he ends up playing, consider his ability to score in the clutch and handle the ball key to Atlanta's lack of depth at the point and 2.