Mo Williams is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the veteran point guard is eyeing a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group.
Williams played with LeBron James in Cleveland from 2008-10, making his lone All-Star appearance in 2009. Since the Cavaliers traded Williams in 2011, he’s been on five different teams.
Williams’s most recent stop was with the Charlotte Hornets after a midseason trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. He put up 17.2 points per game in 27 games with the Hornets, although he shot just 39 percent from the field.
Williams certainly makes some sense for the Cavaliers given their needs and his prior history with LeBron. Cleveland would like a more reliable backup point guard than Matthew Dellavedova, who might leave anyway as a restricted free agent. Williams doesn’t bring the defense like Delly does, but he’d be an upgrade offensively.
Williams made just under $4 million last season, so he’d have to take a small discount to join the Cavaliers this summer. Cleveland will only have the mini mid-level exception (about $3.38 million) and minimum contracts to offer free agents.