Originally posted on Hoopsheads:
Free agent guard Mo Williams has reached a two year $5.6 million deal with the Portland Trailblazers. Williams played 46 games for the Utah Jazz last season, averaging 12.9 PPG and 6.2 assists per game. The signing of Mo Williams will add much needed depth to the young back court, a mentor for Damian Lillard, the raining rookie of the year, and a veteran presence for a team who is in the rebuilding phase.
Williams initially wanted a starting role with Utah, but the signing of rookie Trey Burke forced Williams to look elsewhere. Williams, a player who was restricted by injuries last season, will look to start afresh in Portland. However, with Portland already heavy at the guard position, it’s not certain how many minutes Williams will get to play. However, it is definitely certain that Portland needed a veteran to help with the growth of young players like…
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