On the seventh day, Lou Williams rests.

Five and a half months into his recovery from a torn right ACL, the Hawks guard works out six days a week in Atlanta and hopes to be ready for the start of training camp.

“That is what we are shooting for,” Williams told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday after a workout.

Williams is jogging and doing a variety of drills. On Tuesday, he completed a full basketball workout for the first time since he tore the ACL on Jan. 18 against the Nets, just 39 games into last season.

As the Hawks reshape their roster — now through free agency — a healthy Williams is important. He is one of the few returning players from last season’s playoff team. The Hawks are using a roster that includes Al Horford and Williams as part of their pitch to free agents.

Williams saw Dr. James Andrews, who performed his surgery, three weeks ago in Florida for a checkup. Williams said Andrews was pleased with his progress and told physical therapists to ramp up workouts.
In one area, Williams has taken control of his own rehabilitation. He is determined not to have mental hurdles to clear once he is fully recovered. Williams practices — in the same shoes — the move he was making when injured.

“We shoot a lot now,” Williams said. “I was very adamant about that. I wanted to maintain some sort of muscle memory with my jump shot, especially taking some time off the way I rely on my jump shot so much.