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2013-14 SEASON:
Scored in double-figures three times during the postseason … Recorded a playoff career-high four steals v/Ind (4/26), adding six points, three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes … Ranked t21st in the NBA in FT% during the regular season … Scored in double-figures 30 times, including five 20-point efforts … In seven starting assignments, averaged 11.3 points, 4.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 30.6 minutes (.377 FG%, .875 FT%) … Led the team in assists 11 times, scoring on two occasions and rebounding once … Ranked third on the club in assists per game, 3FGM (79) and fifth in points per game … Missed eight games due to right knee rehab (10/30-11/13) and one game due to personal reasons (3/13) … Dressed but did not play (4/6-4/8) due to a sore left hamstring.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: His first season in Atlanta was cut short by a torn right ACL injury suffered on 1/18 in Brooklyn • Averaged 14.1 points, 3.6 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 28.7 minutes (.422 FG%, .367 3FG%, .868 FT%), playing in 39 games (nine starting assignments) • Scored in double-figures 29 times, including eight 20-point efforts • Put up 18.6 ppg, 5.8 apg and 3.9 rpg in 39.0 mpg (.476 FG%, .458 3FG%, .833 FT%) as a starter • Tied career-high with five 3FGM @DET (1/4), and matched it the next night v/BOS (1/5) • Dished out a career-high 12 assists to go with 21 points v/IND (12/29), notching his first career point/assist double-double • Played a career-best 48 minutes v/DET (12/26), finishing with 18 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block • Tied a career-best with three blocks @CHA (11/23) • Missed 43 games due to the injury and subsequent surgery (1/19-4/17) • Underwent surgery on 2/7/13 • SEASON HIGHS: 28 pts v/BOS (1/5), 8 rebs v/DET (12/26), 12 assts v/IND (12/29), 4 stls @POR (11/12), 3 blks @CHA (11/23), 9 FGM (2x), 5 3FGM (2x), 10 FTM @WAS (12/18), 48 mins v/DET (12/26).

2011-12: In 64 games off the bench in 2011-12, averaged a team and career-high 14.9 points, 3.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 26.3 minutes, while shooting .407 FG%, .362 3FG% and .812 FT% • Did not miss a game due to injury but sat out the final two games of the season to rest • Became the first player to lead his team in total points without making a single start since Dell Curry did so for Charlotte in 1993-94 • Became the first player to play at least 60 games and average 14-plus points and three-plus assists while playing fewer than 27 minuets per game since Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf did so for Denver in 1990-91 • Scored 20-or-more points 14 times • Had the fourth-most fourth quarter points of any player and averaged 5.3 in the fourth

2010-11: In 75 games off the bench, averaged 13.7 points, 3.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 23.3 minutes (.406 FG%, .348 3FG%, .823 FT%) • Led all NBA reserves in FTA for the second time in three seasons • Hit a career-best 88 three-pointers • Ranked 27th in the league in asst-TO ratio (2.47)

2009-10: In 64 games (38 starts, including first of career on 10/28/09 @Orl), put in 14.0 points, 4.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 29.9 minutes (.470 FG%, .340 3FG%, .824 FT%) • Ranked 25th in the NBA in asst-TO ratio (2.53)

2008-09: Tallied 12.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 23.7 minutes (.398 FG%, .790 FT%) • Scored 40.0% of his point total in the fourth quarter, and led the team in fourth-period scoring • Led all NBA subs in FTA

2007-08: In 80 games, averaged 11.5 points, 3.2 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 23.3 minutes (.424 FG%, .359 3FG%, .783 FT%) • Scored the fourth-most points of any NBA reserve, tallying 42.3% of his season total in the final frame

2006-07: Appeared in 61 games as a sub, and averaged 4.3 points, 1.8 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 11.3 minutes (.441 FG%, .324 3FG%, .696 FT%) • Over his final 36 games, had 89 assists and just 31 turnovers (2.87 ratio) • Played three games with the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA D-League

2005-06: In his rookie season, put up 1.9 points in 4.8 minutes of 30 contests (.442 FG%, .615 FT%).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (45th pick overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft • Re-signed as a restricted free agent with Philadelphia on August 4, 2008. • Signed as a free agent with Atlanta on July 12, 2012. • Traded by the Atlanta Hawks with Lucas Nogueira to the Toronto Raptors for John Salmons on June 29, 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:
Was named Mr. Basketball in Georgia following his junior (2003-04) and senior (2004-05) seasons at South Gwinnett • Was also the recipient of the 2005 Naismith Award, given to the nation’s top high school player • Four time All-State selection • Led South Gwinnett to a 103-16 mark over his career • Tallied 3,338 points, 768 rebounds, 650 assists and 355 steals over his four years • As a senior, put in 27.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists, leading the Comets to a 26-3 record.

PERSONAL:
Born in Memphis, TN … Son of Mitch and Janice Faulkner … Has two daughters … Has a brother, Taurus Stinnett, and a sister, Shaun Haynes … Father Mitch does voiceover work … Originally committed to University of Georgia before deciding to enter the NBA Draft … Founded the Lou Williams Foundation in 2007 … Hosted “Lou’s Caps for Kids Drive,” as part of the 76ers Drive for Kids program, which collected hats for area pediatric oncology units … Enjoys traveling … Most embarrassing moment was when Steve Nash crossed him over and made him fall during his rookie season … Favorite TV show is “Entourage,” and likes listening to Meek Mill … Roots for the Atlanta Falcons … Enjoys Italian and Mexican food … Had his No. 23 basketball jersey retired at South Gwinnett High School in 2006 … Surprised his teammates with a trip to South Gwinnett for an open training camp practice and scrimmage in 2012 … Always puts his right shoe and sock on first … Wears size 12 Jordans … Hosted his own radio show in Philadelphia … On twitter @TeamLou23.

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Height: 6'1''/ 1.85m
Weight: 175 lbs./ 79.4 kg
Born: October 27, 1986
From: South Gwinnett HS (GA)
Draft: 2nd Round (45th pick) 2005 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2005
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2014 - 2014
  Atlanta Hawks 2013 - 2014
  Philadelphia 76ers 2012 - 2012
  Atlanta Hawks 2012 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: South Gwinnett HS (Snellville, GA)/USA

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