I apoligize in advance but the tweet showing up from Lou Williams saying the team has decided to go in a different direction. If it is true I don't like that move at all. @LouWilliams23. I don't tweet just wondering if this was real. I really like him and T.Young coming off the bench.
It's the right move. For as many games as Lou has won for us, he's also lost as many probably. He is a very likeable person in Philly and I wish him nothing but the best moving forward.
That being said, Nick Young will more than replace the production that Lou provided for us. The Sixers really need a PG off the bench who is more comfortable being a distributor rather than a scorer. When Lou came off the bench, there were too many instances where the Sixers would just stand around or Lou would hold on to the ball forever and take a poor shot. (And frankly, I can't fault him for that because he is a 2guard but he's very undersized for the 2). I can see Lou going to the Mavs if they keep losing players. Maybe the Hawks could use his services if they bought out Jordan Farmer.
And ironically enough, Philly could use Jordan Farmar, they dont have a backup PG
The Sixers could use a backup PG because Turner Holiday and Iggy all handle the ball well but are obviously all starters. I highly doubt that Nick Young will provide the same consistent offensive spark that Lou did. Young is a better shooter but cannot create his own shot or get to the rim as well as Lou. I think the Sixers will miss Lou and even Elton Brand in the half court where they already struggled. If he goes to Dallas and is the #2 scoring option behind Dirk they will still be a playoff team.
"I highly doubt that Nick Young will provide the same consistent offensive spark that Lou did."
Come on bro, if Coach Collins can get Lavoy Allen (who was questioned for having a poor motor early in the year) to produce solid numbers for us, why can't he do the same with Nick Young? He's excellent at utlizing the best abilities of our players. Prior to the trade to the Clippers, Nick Young averaged 16.6 ppg on 41% from the field and 37% from the 3's in 30 minutes per game for the Wizards. Lou Williams averaged 15 on 41% and 36% from the 3-point line in 26 minutes per game. Production wise, Williams and Young will produce fairly similar numbers. Lou Williams is better at creating his own shot but I'll have to disagree with him being a better finisher. Plus, he hesitates and I hate when he's looking for contact rather than finishing. I think Nick Young will be able to finish stronger around the rim but he won't be looking to drive as much.