The Cavs brought back guard Mo Williams on a two-year deal in an attempt to help LeBron James and Co. finish what was started back in his first stint with the team. After winning the NBA Championship this past season, Williams picked up the second year of his player option, but rumors came up that he was strongly considering retirement due to a bad knee that plagued him all last season.
The Cavs had an option to waive him by August 31st in order to stretch his contract out and pay him over a couple of years as opposed to one. They passed on it, and after a couple weeks of deliberation, Mo Williams has made his decision.
He announced it via Twitter:
Coming back #onemoreyear
— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) September 22, 2016
Williams’ return means the Cavs will have at least one veteran guard in the lineup behind Kyrie Irving. Rookie Kay Felder will be a solid addition to the team, but the guard out of Oakland University will have a lot to learn as a backup point guard for the NBA Champions.
In 41 games last year, Williams averaged 8.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game for the Cavs.