Mo Williams to Nuggets: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

January 18th, 2017 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

The Atlanta Hawks traded guard Mo Williams to the Denver Nuggets Wednesday in exchange for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol.

The deal was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical early Wednesday morning. He added that Denver intends to waive Williams and his $2.2 million contract in order to get closer to the salary-cap floor, and that Atlanta will sign guard Gary Neal to a 10-day contract.

Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed the trade.

The 34-year-old veteran announced his intention to retire in September, but he never filed the paperwork, which meant his rights were still technically owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers entering the 2016-17 campaign.

Williams underwent knee surgery instead and left the Cavs in limbo regarding what to do with his contract.

He never suited up and was traded along with Mike Dunleavy to the Hawks in the deal that sent Kyle Korver to Cleveland.

Williams returned to Cleveland last offseason after spells with multiple teams. He originally played for the Cavaliers from 2008 through 2011 and made his ...

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