Report: Lou Williams Will Opt out of His Contract at Season’s End

April 21st, 2012 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
According to an article from, Sixers' leading scorer and Sixth Man of the Year candidate Lou Williams will opt out of his contract at season's end.

According to John Mitchell of

Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams will opt out of the final year of his contract at the end of this season and become an unrestricted free agent, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. 

If Williams does indeed opt out of his contract, it will signal a significant changing of the guard in the Sixers' lineup. Williams has been the team's leading scorer all season long, and has been their go-to scorer in the clutch.

Although the Sixers have struggled to win closely contested games this season, the impact Williams has had on an otherwise struggling offense cannot be understated. Williams is averaging 14.9 points per game off of the Sixers' bench, one that is touted as the league's best.

Without Williams, the Sixers would be in desperate need of scoring. Perhaps the departure of Williams would give Evan Turner the space he needs to evolve into an elite player, but indications are that Turner is not a ...

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