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Hawks sign Williams

The Atlanta Hawks signed guard Lou Williams to a multi-year contract Thursday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Williams had spent his entire seven-year career with the Philadelphia 76ers, but decided to opt out of the final year of his contract this offseason and become a free agent.

He has career averages of 11.3 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game over 455 contests, including 38 starts.

"Upon learning of his situation, Lou was a player we really targeted for our club," Hawks president of basketball operations and general manager Danny Ferry said. "He's a young and experienced professional who is capable of providing leadership as a starter or a reserve, and his versatility is a tremendous plus for our backcourt."

Williams was the Sixers' leading scorer last season with a career-best 14.9 points per game.