Veteran point guard Mo Williams announced Wednesday night that he will re-join the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers for another season.
Coming back #onemoreyear
— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) September 22, 2016
Williams, 33, had strongly considered retiring this summer.
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue says the team needs Williams to be a healthy backup for Kyrie Irvnig.
Per the NEOMG:
“To do something your whole life, and then to walk away when you still have something to give, it’s tough,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, commenting about Williams’ return. “Mo being only 33 years old, and a year and a half ago he scored 52 points in a game — and when you love the game so much, it’s hard to walk away.
“He was probably was going through that process in his mind, what was he doing next.”
Williams played on a bad left knee last season, and the knee was said to be one of the reasons he was considering retirement. The chance to play a role in defending the Cavs’ 2016 championship is apparently worth the pain. […] “With Delly being gone, right now we have Kay [Felder], and after Kay we really don’t have an experienced point guard on the roster without Mo,” Lue said. “The way Mo played to begin last season, as long as he’s the healthy Mo, we know what he can give us. We know he can play, can score basketball, and is someone who can step in and play starter minutes. As long as he’s healthy.”