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Portland continues to revamp their bench, which was one of the worst last season. Mo Williams has reached an agreement on a two-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, agent Mark Bartelstein told USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt on Wednesday.
The veteran point guard will receive $5.6 million over two years, with the second season being a player option.
Williams missed half the season last year due to a torn ligament in his right thumb. The 30-year old can still produce when healthy. He averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 assists a game in Utah.
Portland will likely have Williams backup the reigning Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard.
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For die hard Portland Trail Blazers fans, the NBA season can’t get here soon enough. The draft was fun, free agency was entertaining and the Las Vegas Summer League gave us a sneak peak at what’s ahead, but for those who just can’t get enough hoops, the itch won’t be scratched until the season opener.
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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...
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...
The Trail Blazers have reached an agreement to sign veteran point guard Mo Williams his agent Mark Bartlestein said Wednesday.
Williams agreed to a two-year $5.6 million contract with a player option for the second season. Bartlestein said he expects Williams to sign the contract in the next day or two.
The agent said Williams was strongly influenced by the presence of Blazers...
One issue continuously plagued the Portland Trail Blazers last season: depth. After acquiring Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez, CJ McCollum, Allen Crabbe and Dorell Wright, it’s safe to say that the problem is likely solved. Last year ended on a sour note for Portland as they dropped thirteen straight games en route to a disappointing 33-49 record. With added depth and a much-needed...
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.
That shift in reality continues on in the lives of sports...
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...
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PG Damian Lillard- Defense
It’s hard to have many complaints with Lillard’s rookie season. After averaging 19 points and 6.5 assists, he won the Rookie of the Year award by a wide margin. Where he can improve this offseason is defensively. Lillard has the physical tools to be a good defender...