Mo Williams is lobbying to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report Friday by Cleveland.com. The interest seems to be mutual, but the big question mark for the Cavs would be fitting Williams on the payroll—the team likely will only have the mid-level exception to offer.

Williams was close with LeBron James during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, when Williams became an All-Star for the Cavaliers.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cavaliers have an obvious need for a ball-handler capable of creating scoring opportunities for themselves and others. There’s a candidate increasingly intrigued with potentially filling that void.

 

Soon-to-be unrestricted free agent point guard Mo Williams is “more than interested” in making a return to Cleveland, sources close to the guard informed Northeast Ohio Media Group.

 

However, due to their own pending powerhouse free agents, the Cavaliers will be limited in what they can offer. All they will have at their disposal is the taxpayer mid-level exception and the veteran’s minimum. Williams is seeking a multiyear deal, and the Cavaliers and Hornets are two of the teams at the top of his wish list, a source revealed.