Guard Mo Williams tweeted on Wednesday that he has signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.
ESPN reported that Williams’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed a $5.6 million deal with a player option for a second year.
This will be Williams’ fifth team. He played with Utah last year - his second stint with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2003 - averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 assists in 46 games.
He’s played 635 years in career, averaging 13.8 points and 5.0 assists.
Williams is a solid pick up and will make a great backup for Damian Lillard.
On the other hand, the Blazers now have eight guards on the roster: Lillard, Matthews, Williams, Watson, McCollum, Crabbe, Barton and Harris. My personal feeling is that Harris will be waived by the team during or following training camp, and that one of the remaining guys -- possible Barton -- could see themselves as part of a trade. Stay tuned.
note: the last line of the KATU quote says Williams "has played 635 years" pretty sure they meant games. i simply copied and pasted the article. if that really is years then i'd imagine he has a whole lot of experience to pass down! lol
I like those career stats, but I'm worried about him getting enough time on the court with so many guys battling for minutes. I think we're going to see a trade or two before the season starts. Overall though this is a solid move.
I can't find anything on the official start to training camp. I tweeted Casey Holdahl with that question, but he never tweeted me back. I also checked the NBA,com and they don't say anything about training camp start dates. My educated guess would be late September.