Posted July 06, 2012

Lou Williams not returning to Philadelphia 76ers

NBA

On a busy day for the Philadelphia 76ers, guard Lou Williams, who finished second in voting for the Sixth Man of the Year, said he will not be returning to the team next season.

Williams opted out of his contract after the season and became a free agent. His exit from Philadelphia appeared likely after the 76ers agreed to a deal with guard Nick Young earlier Friday.

Williams scored 14.9 points per game off the bench this season and has averaged double-digit scoring over the past five seasons. He could bring instant offense off the bench for contender or start for teams in need of increased production at the shooting guard position.