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Report: Cavaliers quietly shopping Mo Williams around

Jan 27, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT

Mo Williams

The Cavaliers are going to make some moves before the trading deadline. Maybe they’ll win a game by then, too, but we’re far more certain they are going to make some moves.

As expected one likely guy on the block is Antawn Jamison, who was moved last year at the trade deadline to help Cleveland take the next step to a title (swing and a miss). Now he likely will be moved to a contender for depth.

But the Cavaliers are also shopping around Mo Williams, according to Chad Ford at ESPN.

Williams may have value as a shooter but he will be tough to move. And not just because he’s injured right now and will be out for another week or two.

It’s the two years, $17 million he still has left on his deal after this season that will scare teams off. While Williams has an early termination option next year and a player option on the second year out, there is no way he’s walking away from this contract. He’s not going to get a better one and he knows it. So if you trade for him you pay the man.

Still, a team that could use a guard off the bench who can fill it up — his shooting percentage has fallen down to 38.7 percent this year but a change of scenery might improve it — may be interested. The Cavaliers would likely want a young player and/or draft picks in return.

  1. hnirobert3 - Jan 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Make the move Pat. Not that Gilbert would approve this, or if it would financially work in terms of cap space, but he’s a solid PG and would flourish when not being the #2 guy and being #5 in terms of PPG behind LBJ, Wade, Bosh and Miller.

  2. loungefly74 - Jan 27, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    who has that type of $ to spend on a guy to come off the bench? i would say the mavs but they already made some moves…he might be stuck in cleveland. that team does need to make some big moves…this is an epic-sized collapse.

  3. loungefly74 - Jan 27, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    jamison could get some offers though…

    • sixers25 - Jan 27, 2011 at 11:58 AM

      Not a year and a half left on his deal for like 20 mil

      • loungefly74 - Jan 27, 2011 at 12:56 PM

        you’re right. he is way over priced. only scenario would be desperate team trying to make a push in the playoffs. i read an article about jamison’s value…pretty much said he is garbage. i agree

  4. songbre - Jan 27, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    “We’ll win the championship before LeBron …” Yea … right … when sub .500 win the championship, you’ll be right at the top …
    Cleveland is back to it’s “No Hope” dayz … I know the owner is cryin’ over all that lost revenue … Lol

    • loungefly74 - Jan 27, 2011 at 2:34 PM

      amazing how losing a few players just destroys a franchise…

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