One Mo Time

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…

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.

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Raoul
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Raoul
2 years 1 month ago

J.R. found his shirt and attended the Indians game tonight: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/09/jr_smith_attends_cleveland_ind.html

Hotpantsbreakdown
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Hotpantsbreakdown
2 years 1 month ago

I love me some Mo, but I think we need to temper our expectations. His knee issue is not something that just goes away. Still, I like his role with the new guys, and the fact he can play spot minutes during the regular season. If he just comes in and runs the Kraken, I’ll be satisfied.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
2 years 1 month ago

I THINK WITH THE NEWS OF MO COMING BACK MARKEL WILL BE THE ODD MAN OUT —-LIGGINS HAS INTRIGUING ATHLETICISM / LENGTH TO GO WITH BALLHANDLING/ PASSING SKILLS—–BELIEVE MORELAND MAKES THE TEAM TO BE MENTORED BY THE ” BIRDMAN ” AND TO BANG IN PRACTICE EVRYDAY AND GIVE SOME MINUTES DURING THE SEASON TO THE BIGS ——JUST MY THOUGHTS —–CAN’T BELIEVE TRAINING CAMP IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

JMay
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2 years 1 month ago

Yet another telling article about the damage back-to-backs do. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17600760/dnp-rest-research-science-scheduling-sit-nba

As much as I love basketball and would hate to have fewer games to watch, I am definitely in favor of cutting a few from the schedule if it means players can play longer without getting injured.

JoeyB
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JoeyB
2 years 1 month ago

Absolutely. They just have to schedule in those days of rest and be disciplined about sitting guys even if it means losing games. As long as they make it to playoffs, the regular season matters less than ever.

believeLAND
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believeLAND
2 years 1 month ago

Ugh… why? he is so bad

Mike Podracky
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2 years 1 month ago

Mo was very important the first half of last year, when Irving was hurt. I believe it’s fortunate he is playing another year.

Cols714
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Cols714
2 years 1 month ago

Yep. He was really good until he got injured. But they tend to forget that around here.

Wray10
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Wray10
2 years 1 month ago

I have high hopes for Killer Shrimp just like everyone else, but if Kyrie gets injured, do we really want Felder and McRae as PGs 1 and 2?

daspec90
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daspec90
2 years 1 month ago

Glad to hear that Mo is coming back. I hope that he is motivated to play (?)

Thanks for the writeup, EG. I scrolled past this on my FB newsfeed last night. I didn’t realize that you could cook, too!

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JMay
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2 years 1 month ago

Fingers crossed for his knees.

Cols714
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Cols714
2 years 1 month ago

Great news. I love Mo. He was so good at the beginning of last season.

Cjef
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Cjef
2 years 1 month ago

Until he was outplayed by Delly and decided to sulk for three months.

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