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Lou Williams Active vs Sixers

Bo Churney —  November 15, 2013

Per the AJC’s Chris Vivlamore, Lou Williams will be active tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers and will have a 16 minute cap on his play tonight, if he plays at all.

Williams has been out since he tore his ACL in January against Brooklyn. Lou was averaging 14.1 points per game last season before the injury ended his season. The Hawks will be relieved to have Williams back, as they currently lack a true scoring option off the bench. (The current scoring leader off the bench is Cartier Martin)

As a celebration, I present this:

On Tuesday, Lou Williams dropped his first mixtape “Here Goes Nothin’.” Being that it’s August and we are starved of anything even remotely basketball related to talk about, Cole Patty and I, HawksHoop’s resident amateur hip-hop critics, had a lengthy email conversation about the mixtape. You can listen to the mixtape here. (Also, please spare us the “He should be in the gym” comments. Lou spends an inordinate amount of time in the gym. He’s allowed to have a hobby, especially when he’s good at it. AwesomeThanks)

Robby: Cole, the day we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived: LOU WILL’S MIXTAPE DROPPED! We’ve been talking about this for what, a couple months?! After listening to it for the first time, I must say that it was worth the wait. A 16 track mixtape was a lot more than I expected, and I was impressed by the quality of the tape top to bottom. I expected it to have a few solid tracks, but wasn’t sure he could produce a full tape. I gotta say I’m impressed.

Cole: Yea, Lou definitely picked up some of the tricks of the trade from his fellow Philly native Meek Mill. Also an interesting part of the mixtape is how these songs are grouped together. It isn’t just a random collection of songs that sound exactly like the single “Playin,” it is more set up with an album that features both tracks where LouWillville swags out and songs where we see the emotional side of Lou Williams. As funny as it was when Williams drops the “I use to rap about bitches and money and now I rap about… bitches and money” line, it was also cool to listen to him rhyme a tribute to the late Lil Snupe – which Lil Snupe was one of Meek Mill and Williams’ better friends.

Robby: I’m glad you brought up how it felt more like an album than a mixtape. Mixtapes tend to be unorganized and have one singular tone throughout. “Here Goes Nothin” had a lot more depth to its content than I anticipated, and like you said bounced around from bangers to slower, more emotional tracks.

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Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Lou Williams has had some free time on his hands as he rehabs from ACL surgery. In that free time, Williams has made his first foray into the rap game, releasing his first single “Playin Wit Dem Racks.” Williams has long wanted to venture into making rap music and has had his share of features on other artists tracks. It is well known that LouWill is a long-time friend of Meek Mill, a member of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, and Williams frequently can be spotted out at clubs with many rappers. You can listen to “Playin Wit Dem Racks” by Lou Williams featuring Anakin & Bop here.  (Warning: Very Strong Language).

My first thought was that I was relatively impressed by Williams’ flow. He clearly is influenced heavily by his boy Meek Mill as he has much of the same sound and lyrical rhythm as Meek with the way he fluctuates speed and pitch. Williams was the strongest on the track by far, and had some quality lyrics. If this is an indication of Williams’ future rap career, then he could become one of the best basketball player/rappers. That admittedly is not a difficult feat with so many awful attempts in the 90s by basketball players, but he could climb into the Stack Jack (Stephen Jackson) range. Now, onto the highlights. Continue Reading…

RECAP: Hawks 109, Pacers 100

Bo Churney —  December 30, 2012


IND(17-13) 100 – 109 (19-9) ATL

Key Performers:

L. Williams (ATL): 21 pts, 3 reb, 12 asts
D. West (IND): 29 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast

With Josh Smith, Devin Harris, and Anthony Morrow all out nursing injuries, the Hawks used a great team effort to take down the Pacers, who were right behind them in the Eastern Conference standings. Despite 16 turnovers, Atlanta was able to control the pace of the game, and took Roy Hibbert completely out of everything. The Hawks are now one game out of first place in the East, and are on a four game winning streak.

Reaction Grades: [assessed 0-10]

Al Horford: Al’s shooting form looked much improved tonight (he said so himself in postgame), which allowed him to score 20 points on just 13 shots. He also had some great passes to Zaza, and did not turn the ball over once. He really didn’t allow David West to get much room when he was shooting, but it’s hard to stop a guy when he’s hitting step-back three pointers. 8/10

Lou Williams: Lou had eight assists in just the 1st quarter, which was already one off of his career high. He wasn’t doing anything flashy, but guys were just making shots after he created some small holes in the defense. He hit some timely threes (which prompted some “YOLO!” shots, of course), and for the most part, his perimeter shots were falling at a good rate. He couldn’t really finish around the rim in this one, but 21 and 12 on 17 shots is still a strong game. 9/10

Kyle Korver: Indy tried attacking Korver in the post early, and it was working, but Korver did start to step it up a bit later in the game. Along with his usual great help defense, he actually started to show so good one-on-one work, as he was able to keep guys out of the paint. Like Lou, he also hit some timely threes, which is extremely pivotal for a game that was a single-digit margin for the majority of the time. 7/10

Jeff Teague: The box score says he played for the first three quarters, but he really didn’t do much in those. He did have some problems when the Pacers hedged and doubled hard off of PnRs, resulting in some ATL turnovers, but he was able to shake it off and truly deliver down the stretch of the game to keep the lead out of Indy’s reach 7/10 Continue Reading…