Mo Williams Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction

September 26th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Veteran guard Mo Williams informed the Cleveland Cavaliers of his decision to retire and will not report to training camp.

General manager David Griffin told reporters the news at media day on Monday, per Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal. 

The Cavaliers cannot use the stretch provision to spread Williams' $2.2 million salary over the next three years. They chose not to waive him before the Aug. 31 stretch deadline. 

Williams, 33, previously exercised his player option for 2016-17—seemingly indicating he'd come back for a 14th NBA season. Joe Vardon of reported Williams was strongly considering retirement, but the veteran guard tweeted he would play for one more season on Sept. 21:

Assuming he stays retired, Williams had far greater success than anyone expected when he was plucked out of 2003's second round. He averaged 13.2 points and 4.9 assists over 13 seasons, playing for the Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets, in addition to Cleveland.

He spent no more than four s ...

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