Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/9/13
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 only shows his understanding of team needs but also his desire to put together playoff contenders now. Like recent signings Earl Watson and C.J. McCollum, Mo Williams is another undersized guard.  Including Damian Lillard, the Blazers now have 5 guards 6’ 4” or shorter, four of which primarily play the point guard position.  This fact is a bit curious, especially considering the Blazers don’t have a natural shooting guard ready to go behind Wesley Matthews.  It’s going to be interesting to see both how head coach Terry Stotts delegates playing time amongst the guards, but also who will be pulling double du...
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