Free agent point guard Mo Williams has reached an agreement to join the Cavaliers on a two-year, $4.3 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The second year is a player option.
Williams started the season with the Minnesota Timberwolves last year but ended up finishing in Charlotte, where he was asked to score and averaged 17 points per game. It came with a price: he only shot 39 percent from the floor and 34 percent on three-pointers because at this point of his career, the 32-year-old guard shouldn't be asked to be a high-volume shooter anymore. The Cavaliers and Mavericks were both rumored to be front-runners for his services this offseason but he chose his former team.
In 11 years, Williams has already played for seven NBA franchises. He's mostly known for his shooting, nailing 38 percent of his three-pointers throughout his career including a couple seasons over 42 percent in Cleveland. He averaged more than six assists at both of his stops last season, although it came at the cost of about 2.5 turnovers each time.
As long as you don't ask him to do too much, Williams can still be a dangerous knock-down shooter and make some plays for a quality team. The big question is whether he'll be willing to take a little less money to join a more optimal fit.
Williams spent three seasons with the Cavaliers -- the first two with LeBron James. Despite Matthew Dellavedova's memorable Finals performances, Williams is there to take his role as the backup point guard. He's a more reliable shooter with some extra creativity off the dribble and thanks to their prior years together, the Cavaliers know he'll get along with James.