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Mo Williams | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: Alabama
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Timberwolves sign G Mo Williams.
"We are excited to bring Mo into the fold this season," head coach Flip Saunders said. "His veteran leadership and excellent three-point shooting ability will be a valuable addition to our team." He will likely run the point for the second unit, which means rookie Zach LaVine may have to play off the ball more in his rookie campaign. Williams isn't worth a draft pick in standard leagues. Jul 30 - 5:55 PM
Source: NBA.com

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Mo Williams said on Tuesday that all the Blazers fans who are bashing him for leaving "don't have a clue what's going on."

"If [the] Portland Trailblazers wanted to sign Mo Williams, in all retrospect, they could have," Williams said on Twitter. "That's [going to] be my first [and] last [time] addressing that. It's a business." Speaking in the third person aside, there was little reason to bring Williams back and he was clearly not part of their plans, especially after C.J. McCollum looked great in Las Vegas. Williams was a phenomenal pickup last season for the Blazers and he'll have similar chance to perform with the Wolves in 2014-15.
Jul 29 - 8:49 PM

Mo Williams has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Timberwolves.

Williams won't have much value in the Timberwolves crowded backcourt, but things could change depending on how the pieces are moved in a Kevin Love deal. It's an interesting move for Williams as he had previously stated he was looking for a long-term deal, but perhaps the market did not present such an opportunity for Mo.
Jul 28 - 4:59 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are still hoping to land unrestricted free agent Mo Williams.

While the Mavericks would like to sign Williams, there isn't much money or playing time to go around in Dallas. Mavericks president Donnie Nelson admitted that Williams would likely have to take a pay cut as compared to what other teams are offering him and would be fighting for playing time behind Monta Ellis, Raymond Felton, and Devin Harris. "We’ve been trying to figure out a way to get Mo in a Maverick uniform for years now. He’s a Dallas guy, from Memphis but live in Dallas with his family, so we’re hopeful that we can work something out," Nelson said. It’s just how much of a pay cut are guys willing to look at and we’re understanding and respectful of the market place and there’s other places that may have more playing time and more financial flexibility that we do."
Jul 15 - 9:53 AM

The Dallas Mavericks are hoping ton sign Mo Williams at the veteran's minimum.

The Mavericks would seem to have a better chance of signing LeBron James than Williams at the minimum at first glance, but the team is hoping Williams' desire to be closer to his family will play into his decision-making process. Williams wouldn't bring much fantasy value to the table in Dallas, but he would provide a solid bench option for the Mavs after averaging 9.7 points and 4.3 assists with the Blazers in 2013-14.
Jul 10 - 10:23 AM

While Mo Williams has met with the Mavericks, there remains mutual interest between him and the Trail Blazers, according to his agent.

"The doors aren’t closed with Portland," Williams’ agent Mark Bartelstein told CSNNW.com. "We’re still in constant communication with [general manager] Neil [Olshey] everyday. We’re just weighing all of our options at this point. We’ll continue to talk with [owner] Paul Allen and Neil to see if something can be worked out. Mo loves it in Portland and they want him back. It’s still an option." Williams reportedly is more interested in a long-term deal, than a big-money deal.
Source: CSN NW
Jul 6 - 11:23 AM

Mo Williams met with the Mavericks on Thursday.

The Mavericks won't be too eager to make an offer to Williams with their eyes on bigger free agents. Williams is expected to re-sign with the Blazers and there seems to be mutual interest between the two.
Jul 3 - 3:10 PM

Unrestricted free agent Mo Williams has reportedly not scheduled any meetings with any other teams, and his only goal is to "get something done with the Blazers."

Williams knows that this is likely the last time in his career he's going to be able to sign a multi-year deal, which was the logic behind him opting out of his contract with the Blazers. "I’m going into my 12th year, so I’d love to get a contract," Williams said. "This is, in my opinion, my last [mult-year contract]. After that, I’ll be a guy that’s hanging on by the last string, getting my one-year deal in... So this is my last time to get a three-year deal. I’ve got three good years left in me." Williams’ numbers last season were serviceable at 9.7 points and 4.3 assists, but asking for three more years may be a bit much. He's only a fantasy option in deep leagues.
Jun 30 - 3:55 PM

Mo Williams is going to opt out of his contract with the Blazers, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.

Williams might still have a little gas left in the tank, but injuries are a concern and at this point, he might not be more than a good guy to have in the locker room for a team interested in winning a title. He had a groin injury in the playoffs, and averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 assists off the Blazers bench last season.
Jun 24 - 1:25 AM

Mo Williams (groin) will miss Game 5 vs. the Spurs on Wednesday night.

He's aggravated his groin strain multiple times in the playoffs and will miss his third consecutive game. The Blazers fared well without Williams in their Game 4 win on Monday and will look to extend their season in San Antonio tonight. Will Barton logged 30 minutes and was excellent off the bench, so he should be a key piece in the second unit again.
May 14 - 2:37 PM

Mo Williams (groin) did not play in Monday's must-win Game 4 in Portland.

The Blazers will likely be without their sixth-man for the second straight game, though the veteran guard hasn't yet been ruled out. If there's any chance Williams could be productive he'll certainly suit up with his season hanging in the balance, but Stotts' statements at shootaround give no cause for optimism.
May 12 - 1:20 PM

Mo Williams (groin) is not expected to play in Game 4 vs. the Spurs on Monday.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts said on Sunday that there was "no update" on Williams' status, which means he's likely to pick up a second straight DNP. The Blazers bench combined for six points without Mo available in Game 3, and they'll need to find some reserve production to avoid being swept away on their home court.
Source: Oregonian
May 12 - 10:47 AM

Mo Williams (groin) has officially been ruled out for Saturday's Game 3 in Portland.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts said that Earl Watson and Will Barton will assume bigger roles with Williams sidelined. Mo aggravated his injury a few times before finally missing a game, and he's iffy to return for Game 4 on Monday. The Blazers' thin bench just got even thinner.
May 10 - 2:21 PM

Mo Williams (groin) is not expected to play against the Spurs in Game 3 on Saturday.

He has aggravated his groin injury in each of the last three games, which is certainly enough evidence to sit him down. Williams has battled injuries for much of his career and the Blazers are already playing with house money a bit. If he sits, expect starters Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews to get a couple more minutes while Earl Watson and Will Barton could get more run.
May 9 - 5:40 PM

Mo Williams said he originally hurt his groin during Game 6 against the Rockets.

That means Williams has been nursing the strain for more than a week now. He aggravated it during Game 1 against the Spurs and probably shouldn't have even tried to play in Game 2 as he lasted just nine ineffective minutes. Williams may try to gut it out in Saturday night's Game 3, but the Blazers can't count on their sixth man for a real spark.
May 9 - 9:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2J.J. Barea
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Zach LaVine
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Corey Brewer
3Shabazz Muhammad
4Robbie Hummel
5Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Ronny Turiaf
3Gorgui Dieng