7 Former All-Stars the Cavaliers signed past their prime

Derrick Rose, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images
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No. 2 – Mo Williams, 2015

In August of 2008, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Damon Jones and Joe Smith in a three-team deal that brought back a point guard named Mo Williams. His place on this list has nothing to do with that acquisition. Williams may have been overrated during that run with the Cavaliers, but he was firmly in his prime at 26 years old, making the All-Star team that first season.

Williams made his way to the LA Clippers after LeBron left a few seasons later, then bounced around the league until 2015. At that point, a Cavaliers team gearing up for a rematch with the Golden State Warriors was reloading. One of the veteran players they signed? Mo Williams.

The return did not go as well as the original, with Williams playing only 41 games and averaging 8.2 points per game. He turned the ball over at a high rate, his 3-pointer went in just 35 percent of the time, and he was not much help on defense.

By the playoffs, Williams was on the very fringes of the rotation, playing only a handful of minutes as Matthew Dellavedova was again the primary backup to Kyrie Irving. He did win a ring, though, before retiring after that season.