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STL Don
06-17-2012, 02:51 AM
http://tracking.si.com/2012/06/17/lou-williams-opt-out-76ers-contrac/?sct=nba_t2_a5

Lou Williams is the latest addition to the NBA free agent class of 2012. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s John Mitchell reports via Twitter that the guard will opt out of the final year of his deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Though doing so does put Williams on the open market, the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement with the players gives the Sixers the upper hand in negotiations. The team is allowed to offer Williams a new five-year contract, two years more than other teams are allowed. Had Philadelphia extended Williams’ deal, they could only have done so for an additional three years.

Williams is coming off perhaps his best season as a professional, in which he averaged a career-best 14.9 points per game. The Sixers surprised many observers with their strong play in 2011-2012, earning a playoff berth and winning their first round series against the Chicago Bulls before falling to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Wonder if the Sixers go and offer him the 5 years even considering they already have Holiday as their guy.

Raps18-19 Champ
06-17-2012, 02:53 AM
He's going to look for some Ben Gordon money.

shep33
06-17-2012, 02:57 AM
He's going to look for some Ben Gordon money.

I can definitely see this happening.

aussie
06-17-2012, 03:05 AM
this is about 2 months old news...

seikou8
06-17-2012, 03:12 AM
come to knicks like everyone else.:rolleyes:

GiantsSwaGG
06-17-2012, 03:54 AM
Who?

sjbirds
06-17-2012, 03:58 AM
See u later.. a dime a dozen player...

STL Don
06-17-2012, 06:16 AM
this is about 2 months old news...

Stop being a brat.

PhillyFaninLA
06-17-2012, 06:43 AM
He's a great 6th man and I don't think he'll be a great starter, some players where born for 6th man and important bench roles.

Someone will over pay him in quite a bit and make him a starter. I wouldn't give him more then $5 mil a season and think he should get $3 - 5 mil. I suspect someone will throw $7 - $9 at him.

yaswaggin
06-17-2012, 10:07 AM
Nice knowing you Lou

beasted86
06-17-2012, 03:56 PM
His last contract was 5 years $25M... he's probably worth 5 years $30M now.

He should get just a small raise, but instead some stupid GM will overpay.

Eagles710
06-17-2012, 04:21 PM
Bye Lou

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-17-2012, 04:23 PM
He'll get $10M a yr by a team that has salary cap space.

jeter4president
06-17-2012, 04:33 PM
Who?

Do you really not know him? Cause, uh, you should...

ackar
06-17-2012, 06:45 PM
My question is. If Rose is healthy does Lou pushes the Bulls over the top?

Kashmir13579
06-17-2012, 06:46 PM
What kind of money does he get? Brooklyn Nets Monayyy???

PhillyOwnsAll
06-17-2012, 07:05 PM
C ya Lou! Now Iggy needs to be traded for a lottery pick.

llemon
06-17-2012, 07:56 PM
C ya Lou! Now Iggy needs to be traded for a lottery pick.

I don't see Igloo being traded to anyone but a contender, but I could be wrong

mzgrizz
06-17-2012, 08:44 PM
He's got family in Memphis......maybe he'd be our outside threat

HouRealCoach
06-17-2012, 09:22 PM
I have a feeling he will go to the Blazers

Burkey3472
06-17-2012, 09:27 PM
Someone will overpay badly for him. He's a good 6th man but he's not worth 5+ million a season

ChongInc.
06-17-2012, 09:33 PM
A good 6th man is worth at Least 5+ mil.

Burkey3472
06-17-2012, 10:24 PM
A good 6th man is worth at Least 5+ mil.

Certainly not 7-8 mil for 5 years. If he gets 5/25 (his original contract) it's fine. If he gets 5/40ish, that's a complete overpayment for him.

popo85
06-18-2012, 02:50 AM
He'll get $10M a yr by a team that has salary cap space.

That's way too much for a 1 dimensional player who at times is a chucker.

LakersMaster24
06-18-2012, 02:54 AM
He is worth around 5-7 million AT MOST.