Mo Williams agrees to two-year deal with Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers signed Mo Williams to a two-year deal.
Mo Williams' deal with Portland is for $5.6M over two years, league source says. The second year is a player option.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) August 7, 2013
Williams, a one-time All-Star back in his Cleveland days, found himself caught in the free agent game of musical chairs as he overestimated his value. He wanted to start in Utah, who picked up rookie Trey Burke and are building around him.
Williams is yet another pickup by the Blazers to improve their depth, but it's getting a little ridiculous. Their guard rotation now includes Damian Lillard, Wes Matthews, C.J. McCollum, Earl Watson, Allen Crabbe, and Will Barton alongside Williams. But Williams gives them a veteran backup point guard to go behind Lillard who can shoot and run the offense. You might even be able to use him in Jarrett Jack-type role alongside him for stretches.
Willias averaged 13 points and six assists last season for the Jazz before an injury cut his season short. He shot 43 percent from the field and 38 percent from the arc with a win share of 1.8 and a below-league-average 14.4 PER. He had one of his highest assist percentages (percent of all available assists) this season in 46 games for Utah who barely missed the playoffs.
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