Raptors Upgrade Depth In Deal With Hawks
Holly MacKenzie - Raptors.com
On the eve of free agency, the Toronto Raptors made their first move. Sending John Salmons’ contract to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Lou Williams and the rights to Brazilian rookie Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira, the Raptors deepened their bench. Toronto also sent a 2015 second-round draft pick to the Hawks.
Bringing in Williams provides a scoring punch for a reserve unit that sometimes struggled to put points on the board. Williams is an undersized guard who is at his best when given the freedom to freestyle on the court. His shooting percentages were down in his first season back from ACL rehabilitation, but