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NBA Free Agency: Mo Williams getting interest from Grizzlies, Heat and Spurs

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The 10-year veteran will likely be taking a pay cut from last season as he garners interest from three contenders.


He's likely the best unrestricted free agent left on the market, but until recently Mo Williams was having trouble getting much attention from teams. However, Saturday, reports came out that Williams is receiving interest from several contenders including both NBA Finals teams from last season.

First, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald wrote that the Miami Heat are after Williams. Later in the day, ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Memphis Grizzlies also has their eye on the 10-year veteran.

Still hard to pinpoint a frontrunner for Mo Williams but hearing Grizzlies are firmly in mix for vet PG who's unexpectedly still available

- Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 27, 2013

Meanwhile, Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld confirmed Jackson's report of Miami's interest in Williams, adding that the San Antonio Spurs are in the mix for the sharpshooter. Miami would make a ton of sense and they have as much money to offer as the other three teams. The Heat can offer Williams their taxpayer Mid Level Exception, which is just over $3 million while San Antonio can offer just the minimum barring a sign-and-trade. Memphis has the Mid Level Exception left, but there's a question of how much of that they would use as they try to steer clear of the luxury tax.

Williams would be reunited with LeBron James. The two played together for two seasons in Cleveland, where Williams had two of the best years of his career. In both of those years, Williams shot right around 43 percent from three-point range.

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