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Mo Williams | Guard | #52

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (18) / UTA
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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. Sep 26 - 1:20 PM

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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.
Sep 24 - 3:22 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.
Sep 21 - 8:43 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.
Sep 4 - 9:47 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 Cleveland.com. 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.
Sep 3 - 3:33 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.
Sep 1 - 11:54 AM

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

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.
Aug 27 - 2:26 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.
Jun 14 - 9:44 PM

Mo Williams (knee) didn't leave the Cavs' bench during Sunday's Game 4 win in Detroit.

Williams is active but he's not part of the rotation while Kyrie Irving and Matthew Dellavedova are healthy.
Apr 24 - 11:32 PM

Mo Williams is active for Friday night against the Pistons.

He's not likely going to be in the rotation anyway unless garbage time is a factor. Even with Matthew Dellavedova playing 17 total minutes next to Kyrie Irving in two games against the Pistons during this series, there isn't much of a role for Williams.
Apr 22 - 5:34 PM

Mo Williams (knee) will not play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

He probably wouldn't be in the rotation most nights anyway. Matthew Dellavedova will back up Kyrie Irving and possibly get some off-guard minutes.
Apr 20 - 6:20 PM

Mo Williams (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Pistons.

Williams may or may not play, but with both Kyrie Irving and Matthew Dellavedova healthy, his playing status is largely irrelevant in fantasy hoops.
Apr 20 - 11:27 AM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is hopeful that Mo Williams (sore left knee) will return in time for Game 2 vs. the Pistons.

This means he won't play in Game 1 on Sunday, but the Cavs really don't need to rush him back anyways with Kyrie Irving and Matthew Dellavedova healthy. Williams' minutes should be limited in the playoffs when he is cleared to play, so he isn't worth deploying in most formats.
Apr 15 - 1:30 PM

Mo Williams (sore left knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. Detroit.

Williams is dealing with inflammation of cartilage under his left kneecap, but he's still hopeful to return at some point during the postseason. With Kyrie Irving (rest) out for Wednesday, Matthew Dellavedova will log heavy minutes for the Cavs.
Apr 12 - 9:58 PM

Mo Williams (sore left knee) is heading to see Dr. James Andrews for further evaluation.

Anytime an athlete goes to see the renowned Dr. Andrews, you know it's a potentially serious situation. Williams began experiencing "discomfort and increased soreness" last week, and an update will be provided on his status following his evaluation. In other words, don't expect to see the veteran back on the court anytime soon.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 11 - 12:26 PM