Mo Williams will remain a Cleveland Cavalier next season according to a report.
Per Chris Haynes of cleveland.com, Williams will pick up his player option for next season and remain in Cleveland. Williams, 33, signed with the Cavs last summer on a two-year deal worth $4.3 million. His player option is worth a reported $2.2 million. The deadline for Williams to opt out is June 16.
Williams, who began the season starting at point guard as Kyrie Irving returned from injury, played in 41 regular season games while averaging 8.it easier to 8.2 points and 2.4 assists while shooting 43.7 percent from the field. He did miss a large chunk of the season due to a knee injury that never fully healed.
Heading into next year, it actually makes some sense for Williams to opt in. Even though the cap is skyrocketing this summer, he's not the type of player a team will throw a large contract at. Additionally, Matthew Dellavedova is headed into restricted free agency and if a team offers him a big enough deal that the Cavs don't want to a match, a clear role could open up for Williams in Cleveland.
For the Cavs, Williams' coming back on a pretty cheap deal is also a win, especially if he can provide something off the bench next year. With their cap situation, it's a little easier to keep Williams and hope he can provide something than going out and spending money on a replacement.