CLEVELAND: Point guard Mo Williams said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) that he had agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, reuniting him with superstar Le- Bron James.
Williams, who averaged 14.2 points and 6.2 assists last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets, played alongside James from 2008-2010 with the Cavaliers.
“I’m coming home!!!!! #cavsnation #cityilove #questforaring,” Williams tweeted.
Williams will provide outside scoring as a backup to Kyrie Irving, who suffered a fractured kneecap in the NBA Finals.
But the Cavaliers remain interested in keeping Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova, the hustling defender whose work in the finals once Irving went down helped the Cavaliers force the Golden State Warriors to six games before losing.
Cleveland remains in talks with forward Tristan Thompson, and James has reportedly told the team to reach a deal with Thompson before worrying about trying to re-sign him.
James is expected to stay in Cleveland after leaving Miami last July to join the Cavaliers, his opting out of the contract seen as more of a leverage move to ensure the team’s signing of top talent than a quest for more money.
Williams was an All-Star in 2009 while playing for Cleveland. He averaged 17.8 points and connected on 43.6 percent of his three-point attempts while helping the Cavaliers go 66-16 and into the Eastern Conference finals.