Report: Lou Williams opts out of 76ers deal
Philadelphia 76ers guard will opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was due to be payed $6.39 million in 2012-13.
The 7-year veteran averaged a career-best 14.9 points per game in 64 contests last season and was a key component in the 76ers opening-round victory over the Chicago Bulls. Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, Philadelphia can re-sign Williams to a new 5-year contract as opposed to a 3-year deal that can be offered by other teams.