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Portland Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey introduced new guard Mo Williams signed as a free agent this week during a press conference at the Rose Garden on Thursday. A transcript of that press conference will be up shortly.
During the press conference Olshey indicated that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge was "excited" by Williams' signing. Earlier this summer Olshey indicated that Aldridge was also "pleased" with the addition of Robin Lopez.
Following the press conference Olshey offered this answer to Craig Birnbach of KATU when asked where this summer's LaMarcus Aldridge trade rumors come from.
Where do LaMarcus Aldridge trade rumors come from?
"I think it comes from all you [media] -- everybody fighting to be first with inaccurate information. I can tell you LaMarcus Aldridge you guys have known him longer than I have. And if he had asked to be traded he would have told people that he asked to be traded. He never asked to be traded.
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Blazers general manager Neil Olshey introduced Mo Williams Thursday, but that wasn’t the main topic at the press conference. There’s been trade rumors circulating around Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge.
Despite reports linking the 2-time all-star to Chicago, Olshey made it clear that Aldridge never asked to be traded.
“I think it comes from all you [media] — everybody fighting...
Mo Williams had some options this off-season when it came to choosing his next landing spot.
Williams is not an elite top 10 point guard, but he is extremely serviceable, versatile, and a deadly shooter when his stroke is on.
Williams examined his options and made a choice, pick the Portland Trail Blazers over several other options. Why Portland you ask?
During his introductory...
LaMarcus Aldridge was in trade speculation this offseason, but Neil Olshey is adamant the All-Star big man never requested a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.
"I think it comes from all you [media] -- everybody fighting to be first with inaccurate information," Olshey said. "I can tell you, LaMarcus Aldridge, you guys have known him longer than I have. And if...
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed veteran free agent guard Mo Williams.
Williams has played 10 seasons in the NBA with stops in Milwaukee, Cleveland, the Clippers and Utah, averaging 13.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5 assists. Last season with the Jazz, the 6-foot-1 Williams averaged 12.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists but he was hampered by surgery on his right thumb that...
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The signing of Mo Williams continues an offseason trend for the Portland Trail Blazers and General Manager Neil Olshey. Williams is now the fifth role player that Olshey has brought in this summer in an attempt to create second unit that does not dramatically drop off when the starters need a break. Olshey’s relentless and successful pursuit of free agents this offseason not...
Remember back when you were in school how awesome summer break was? We got to sleep in, go on vacation, and we never had homework. Summer was a time that each of our realities got completely shifted. All of a sudden, we believed that the next year in school, we were going to get straight A’s and be the most popular kid.
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Point guard Mo Williams has agreed to a new deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a report from USA Today.
Williams, according to the report, will sign a two-year deal with the Blazers that will pay him $5.6 million, with the second season being a player option.
The 30-year-old Williams averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 assists per game while starting at point guard for...
Free agent point guard Mo Williams will sign a two-year, $5.6 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, a league source told RealGM.
Williams’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, announced the signing on Wednesday afternoon. The deal includes a player option for the second season.
Williams garnered high interest throughout free agency and had multiple contenders pursuing him with...
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Another key member of the Utah Jazz has found a new home. This time it is point guard Mo Williams. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting:
Free-agent guard Mo Williams has reached agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-year, $5.6 million contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The second year of the contract is at Williams’...
Free agent point guard Mo Williams has agreed to sign a 2-year deal worth $5.6 million with the Portland Trail Blazers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Williams, who appeared in 46 games last season with the Jazz due to a thumb injury, averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 assists per game.
Free-agent guard Mo Williams has reached agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-year $5.6 million contract league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The second year of the contract is at Williams' option.
Williams 30 averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 assists in 46 games for the Utah Jazz last season.