Lou Williams hinted that he's retiring after the season with the Atlanta Hawks in an interview with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report.
Williams said that he also said last season with the Hawks was going to be his last. He says that he's prepared for anything in his basketball career and says basketball is all he knows.
He's had an incredible career. He's in his 17th season after being drafted in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2005. Williams is a three-time Sixth Man of the Year award winner. He is the NBA's career leader in points off the bench.
He spent most of his career with the 76ers but also spent time with the Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Hawks. In 2017 he had the best year of his career, he averaged 22.6 points per game with the Clippers. He's averaged 14.3 points per game in his long career.
Williams has always been someone that contending teams look for as he offers a spark off the bench. This season he hasn't seen much action including three DNP's in seven of the Hawks game. He's averaging 6.3 points per game in those three games.
It will be interesting to see if Williams is serious this time and retires after the season. The veteran guard was able to give the Hawks important minutes last playoff and they will look for him to do that again this year.