Mo Williams to Portland
Free-agent guard Mo Williams has reached agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-year, $5.6 million contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The second year of the contract is at Williams' option.
Williams, 30, averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 assists in 46 games for the Utah Jazz last season.
*More firepower for that Blazers bench.....gotta hand it to them....they had the worst bench last year and they have moved aggressively to fix that.....McCollum, Williams, D. Wright and TRob are good additions*
Blazers are legit now although I'm not sold on McCollum yet, I think he's gonna dissapoint.
Rotation battle in portland training camp getting interesting. If they keep the starting back court in tact which I think they should, that leaves mo will, McCollum, Barton and Watson to shore up the back-up minutes at the back-court.hmm.. Mo-will will probably be 6th man and Watson will be left as third pg. the road for CJ's playing time just got harder.
Double post, my bad
i would have liked to see him sign somewhere else.
Mmhhh, kind of a headscratcher to me. I thought the point guard or small guard spot was already pretty deep for them or they feel that McCollum will play more of the ball which would make them pretty small.
Barton, Crabbe, Harris, Lillard, Mathews, McCollum, Nolan Smith, Watson, Elliot Williams and now Mo Williams.
It's okay to get deeper but you can't play a 7 or 8 man rotation in the backcourt. Not exactly a need filled and for sure you shouldn't bet on McCollum playing big minutes this year.
Smith and Williams are not on the team. Harris still has a team option that hasn't been picked up and likely won't.
Lillard will start at the 1, Matthews at the 2 and MoWill will be the first guard off the bench. McCollum will get more PT than Watson and Barton will spend some time at the 3. Crabbe rounds out the roster.
NBA.com had them all in the roster for 13/14. espn has it the way you say - my bad.
This makes more sense now for me even if I still don't like it so much for the Blazers. They are still stuck in between rebuilding and trying to move foreward. Non the less Mo Williams is still a good player and a nice pickup by any team at this time in the offseason.
I Thought for sure that they would be looking for Help in the post....I see them missing the playoffs again next season....
SF- Batum/Dorrel Wright/Barton/Claver
I hope Stotts finds a way to get Barton some minutes in that situation, because his play at the end of the year was fantastic. Can't have him ahead of Wright yet, though, because of Wright's shooting and experience.
Wasn't Lillard compared to Mo Williams before the draft?
I like the things Portland have done this off season, picking up Lopez and Robinson were good pick ups and adding Mo and McCallum just adds to their depth. Portland will be competitive and in the running for the playoffs.
I don't know, the west is pretty open, especially seedings for 5-8. You have four teams that are most likely to make it due to making minimal changes in the off-season thus not risking disrupting the chemistry they built from lt year's success to make the play-offs. These are the san Antonio spurs, LA Clippers, OKC Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies.
Then yuhave teams that made the play-offs last year, but made major moves in the off-season which could either propell them to home court advantage due to the added talent, or be a post-season bubble team due to messing with chemistry. These teams are the houston rockets and the golden state warriors. Chances are that things will work out for houston more since they added potentially the best center in the game while only loosing your 6th man shooter. Gsw on the other hand added a fringe all-star wing and great defender and perimeter stopper, but lost 2 key bench players. Needless to say, they will have to adjust on playing a bit different this year due to the much changed Peking order of touches and looks.
Then you have teams that made the play-offs but got weaker in the off-season jumbled with last year's lotto teams who added talent and looking to get back to the post-season. These are the Denver nuggets, la lakers, new Orleans pelicans, portland blazers, Minnesota timberwolves, and dallas mavericks.
And lastly, the ones who are accepting thei fate as rebuilding teams and have one of the best drafts as the reward for their sacrifice. The utah jazz, phoenix suns and Sacramento kings. These guys might exceed lowly expectations, but will still likely be hoping for the ping-pong balls to bounce next June.
Even before this move, I thought the Blazers had a good chance at the playoffs.
I like this move to add Mo. Not the most glaring need, but does add to the backcourt.
&$#%#&@! move.. another small ass guard.. that just takes away PT from McCollum which really sucks.. &$#%#&@! signing really