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Former Cavalier Mo Williams is reportedly interested in becoming a Cavalier once again.

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Mo Williams spent two and half years in Cleveland. He now reportedly wants to come back.

According to Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Williams is 'more than interested' in returning to Cleveland next season and the interest in mutual. Williams, 32, will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Williams is said to be seeking a multi-year deal, which could be a problem for a Cavaliers team that is likely to pay a hefty tax bill next season. According to Haynes, the Cavs and Charlotte Hornets, Williams' current team, are on top of his Williams' wish list. If the Cavs were to offer Williams a contract, it would have to be the taxpayer mid-level exception or the veteran's minimum.

In theory, Williams would fit with the Cavs. He'd provide better ball handling ability at the backup point guard spot than Matthew Dellavedova. The Cavs would lose something defensively with Williams, but it may be worth it for the Cavs to have another creator on the roster. He also played with LeBron James during his first stint in Cleveland and according to Haynes, James would welcome Williams back.

Williams was acquired by the Cavaliers before the 2008-09 season from the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team deal and spent two and half seasons with the Cavs. Since then, Williams has bounced around the league, playing with the Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Williams made his lone All-Star game as a member of the Cavs. When the Cavs traded Williams to the Clippers in February 2011 in exchange for Baron Davis and a pick, the pick turned into Kyrie Irving, who now wears the same No. 2 jersey Williams wore while a Cavalier.

This past season he started of the season with the Timberwolves before being traded to the Hornets.  For the year, he averaged 14.2 points and 6.2 assists per game while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from three. While with the Wolves, he scored 52 points in January vs. the Indiana Pacers.