From NBA.com staff reports
One of the last remaining marquee names on the free-agent market, ex-Jazz guard Mo Williams, has found a new home in the same division.
As first reported by CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger, Williams will sign a two-year, $5.6 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. The move keeps the versatile combo guard in the Northwest Division and adds another guard to a Portland roster that also features reigning Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard, rookie C.J. McCollum and veterans Earl Watson, Wes Matthews and Dorell Wright.
Portland had its fair share of trouble scoring off the bench last season and has attempted to address that issue by bolstering its bench with more guards and by adding big men Thomas Robinson and Robin Lopez in offseason trades as well.
Mo Williams' deal with Portland is for $5.6M over two years, league source says. The second year is a player option.—
Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) August 07, 2013
Blazers are serious about improving their bench, which was non-existent last season. Have added MoDub, McCollum, Dorell Wright, Robinson.—
David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) August 07, 2013