Just when he thought he was out… they pulled him back in… or something like that. In any event, the strange summer of Mo Williams, that was riddled with uncertainty, has concluded with him deciding to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers for one more season after he previously opted into the final year of his deal. He announced the news via his Twitter account late yesterday…
Coming back #onemoreyear
— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) September 22, 2016
Williams, who had been reportedly mulling retirement due to his balky knee, will play the final year of his contract worth $2.2 million this season, but indicated to former Cavs beat reporter, Chris Haynes, that it would be in fact his last hurrah.
For his part, Coach Ty Lue sounded enthusiastic about the prospect of having the veteran PG back on the bench for the upcoming campaign…
“With Delly being gone, right now we have Kay, and after Kay we really don’t have an experienced point guard on the roster without Mo,” Lue said. “The way Mo played to begin last season, as long as he’s the healthy Mo, we know what he can give us. We know he can play, can score basketball, and is someone who can step in and play starter minutes. As long as he’s healthy.”
Mo was also the only Cav under contract (so outside of J.R. Smith) who didn’t make the trip Santa Barbara this week for the start of LeBron’s minicamp. It remains to be seen if Mo will join his teammates or wait for the start of the official Cavs training camp that begins on Monday.
As Coach Lue indicated… as long as Mo has something left in the tank and can stay healthy, he should provide regular season relief at the PG position for the Cavs.