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Mo Williams | Guard | #52

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (18) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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The Nuggets have again waived Mo Williams.
According to sources of Marc Stein of ESPN, the 76ers will pass on claiming him this second time around as they intend to stick with Chasson Randle, so this is likely the end of the waiving circus for Williams. He'll likely announce his retirement soon. Jan 24 - 5:09 PM

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The Nuggets have reportedly claimed Mo Williams off waivers.

Williams was originally traded from Cleveland to Atlanta to help facilitate the Kyle Korver deal, then Atlanta sent him to Denver in order to sign Gary Neal to a 10-day contract, after which Denver waived him to get closer to the salary floor. However, Philadelphia then claimed Williams off waivers and abruptly waived him, also to get closer to the salary floor; and now Denver has reclaimed him and will again waive him.
Jan 23 - 5:17 PM

76ers waive G Mo Williams.

After the 76ers claimed him just to help them get to the salary floor and hurt the Nuggets from doing so, another team can do the same thing. Maybe Williams will officially be on his fifth team this month.
Jan 20 - 6:00 PM

76ers claim G Mo Williams.

That makes it four teams in two weeks for Williams. This move is only to get the 76ers $2.2 million closer to the NBA's salary floor, which was the same motivation the Nuggets had when they traded for him earlier this week. Williams is likely done playing in the NBA.
Jan 20 - 5:13 PM

The Hawks will reportedly send Mo Williams and some cash to the Nuggets.

Denver will be sending the rights to Cenk Akyol (drafted in 2005 and yet to make his NBA debut) back to Atlanta in exchange for Williams, but it's unlikely Akyol will ever play a game in the NBA. The actual corresponding move here for the Hawks will be signing Gary Neal to a 10-day contract. Williams is going to be waived in Denver, and the 13-year-veteran may have already played his final NBA game.
Jan 18 - 8:36 AM

Mo Williams was traded to the Atlanta Hawks as part of the deal that sent Kyle Korver to Cleveland.

Williams was solely included in the deal to make the salaries match up. Hawks coach and president of basketball operations, Mike Budenholzer, said that he did not expect Williams to be a part of the Hawks future. Williams should be left on waiver wires in all fantasy leagues.
Jan 7 - 1:43 PM

According to ESPN, the Cavaliers are trying to trade Mo Williams.

Williams didn't report to training camp and told the team that he intends to retire, but he did not file retirement paperwork with the league. The Cavs are in the market for a backup PG and need a roster spot, but they have not had meaningful discussions with Williams on a buyout agreement. The Cavs are willing to package Jordan McRae in a deal if they can get Williams off the books, so it will be interesting to see how this situation develops prior to the start of the season. For now, Kay Felder is Kyrie Irving's backup.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 01:54:00 PM

Mo Williams has informed the Cavaliers that he will retire.

Wait, what? Williams tweeted on Sept. 21 that he's coming back for one more year, so it's not clear why he suddenly changed his mind with camp starting up. This obviously leaves the Cavs in a bad spot and rookie Kay Felder will have to step up as the backup PG behind Kyrie Irving. The Cavs will likely take a long look at the free agent pool for PGs as well, especially with Mario Chalmers on the open market.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Mo Williams confirmed that the 2016-17 season will be his last.

After a previous expectation that he would retire, Williams is coming back to collect his $2.2 million and chase another championship. He is not on the fantasy radar in any format, and it would not be surprising to see rookie Kay Felder pass him on the point guard depth chart.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 03:22:00 PM

Mo Williams wrote on Twitter that he's "Coming back," suggesting that he won't retire this offseason.

Mo added the hashtag #onemoreyear -- he's owed a guaranteed $2.2 million and it looks like he'll suit up for his 14th NBA season. With Kay Felder waiting in the wings at PG, it would take an injury or two for Williams to emerge with a fantasy-relevant role.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 08:43:00 PM

Mo Williams still hasn't informed the Cavs if he plans on returning for the 2016-17 season.

For what it's worth, Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer expects Williams to retire and said there have been very few signs that he's preparing for the season. Williams has been "disconnected" with the franchise, forcing the Cavaliers to think about moving in a new direction. Kay Felder is the only PG on the roster behind Kyrie Irving, but it sounds like the Cavaliers will bring in another guard.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 09:47:00 AM

The Cavs did not stretch/waive Mo Williams prior to Wednesday's deadline.

Despite Cleveland not stretching Williams off the roster, the Cavs are "highly skeptical" that he's planning to return, a source told It's unclear what the veteran point guard is waiting for if his intention is to retire, but we should have an outcome before training camp gets started.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 03:33:00 PM

The Cavaliers reportedly think Mo Williams will retire, rather than return to the team.

The Cavs declined to waive Williams via the stretch provision before Wednesday's deadline and the team is reportedly skeptical that the guard will return for another NBA season. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but the 33-year-old won't have any fantasy value even if he decides not to retire.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:54:00 AM

Mo Williams is "strongly considering retirement," multiple sources told Joe Vardon of

Even if Mo Butta does not retire, the Cavs could rid of him using the stretch provision prior to Wednesday's deadline or look to trade him to another club. Currently under contract for $2.2 million for the 2016-17 campaign, Williams is considering going out on top as an NBA champion. Vardon cites a "desire to coach" and a "balky knee" as the major factors in the veteran point guard's thinking. For what it's worth, Williams was limited to just 41 games last season. Rookie Kay Felder is the only other point guard on the roster right now behind Kyrie Irving.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Mo Williams will reportedly pick up his $2.2 million player option for the 2016-17 season.

The deadline to make a decision is June 16, but it makes sense for Williams to pick up the option due to the concerns about his troublesome knee. The 33-year-old guard averaged 8.2 points, 2.4 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 3-pointers during the regular season, but he's been out of the rotation in the postseason and is currently the third-string PG on the depth chart.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 09:44:00 PM