After some speculation about his future, Mo Williams has made a decision: he will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.
On Wednesday night, Williams took to Twitter to say that he’s coming back and used the hashtag ‘#onemoreyear’. Per ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Williams has indicated that this season will in fact be his last.
The upcoming season will be the veteran’s guards 14th. Last season, he only played in 41 games in a minor role as he dealt with knee injuries. Earlier this offseason, it was reported that he was considering retirement after the Cavaliers won the title.
As next season approaches, Williams, who will turn 34 during the season, is the favorite to be Cleveland’s back-up point guard. At this stage, his best skill is his ability to spot-up for 3-pointers - something he’ll be able to do a lot with LeBron James as his teammate. But with rookie Kay Felder now on the roster, he has competition for those backup point guard minutes.
WIlliams will make $2.2 million next season as part of a contract he signed with Cleveland prior to last season.