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Mo Williams to Cavaliers

Discussion in 'Sports' started by PurpleFox, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. A familiar face will suit up in the Please or Register to view links backcourt next season. According to Yahoo Sports' Please or Register to view links, the Eastern Conference champions agreed to a deal on Monday with Mo Williams. Williams will receive $4.3 million over two years along with a player option, per Please or Register to view links.

    ESPN's Brian Windhorst Please or Register to view links that Cleveland "used part of taxpayer mid-level to sign Mo Williams. They will have $1.3 million of it leftover."

    Williams spent two-and-a-half seasons in Cleveland between 2008 and 2011. In 186 regular-season games for the Cavs, he averaged 16.2 points a game and 5.1 assists. He earned a trip to the All-Star Game in 2009.

    Of course, quite a bit has changed since then, both with the Cavs and Williams.

    Williams scored 14.2 points a night during his time with the Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view links in 2014-15. The 32-year-old also became one of the more obscure 50-point-club members after dropping 52 on the Please or Register to view links in a 110-101 victory for the T'Wolves in January.

    With Williams in the fold, it could impact what they do with Matthew Dellavedova, who is a restricted free agent. According to ESPN.com's Please or Register to view links, Cleveland still plans on re-signing him.

    If you look past the sentimental aspect of this deal, it's fair to question whether the Cavs would be better off with Williams. He shot just 39.7 percent from the field last year, and defense has never been a hallmark of his game.

    With that said, J.R. Smith proved to be a very valuable member of the team almost exclusively because of his spot-up shooting. If Williams plays a similar role in 2015-16, he will likely erase any doubts about his utility to the team.
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