Before I start, let’s go ahead and get this part out of the way:
Mo Williams stunk in the playoffs. He couldn’t hit water if he fell of a boat and he darn sure couldn’t run the team like a veteran point guard. He was inconsistent throughout and subpar at best.
Now with that being said, Mo Williams is still a heck of a player. He’s played a fairly decent style of basketball since joining LeBron James in Cleveland and, as he Tweeted today, he wants to remain in Wine & Gold for another shot this season.
It’s been rumored that the Cavaliers are shopping the services of the undersized guard but haven’t seriously considered a deal as of today. (On the other hand, it’s very likely that Delonte West will be moved at some point this offseason). But there have definitely been some interested teams that have entered the Mo Williams sweepstakes – including Sacramento and Portland. In response, Mo Williams had this to say via his Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon:
Pls don’t trade me, I’m not ready to go. I’m begging. My work ain’t done yet. I’m on both knees….pls. I’m serious
If I had any say in the matter – which, unfortunately, I don’t – I would certainly vote to keep Mo around. He’s been an excellent teammate over the last two seasons and, even when he’s played poorly, he is a competitor. He comes to win every night and, if surrounded by the right guys, could be a very, very good player like he was in the 2008-09 season.
In an interview with the Plain Dealer’s Brian Windhorst, Mo went on to say that he strongly felt that his friend and teammate, LeBron James, would be in a Cavalier uniform again next season.