HoopsHype Maurice Williams rumors
Newly signed free agent Mo Williams earlier this month created somewhat of a stir when he chose No. 7, the number that Roy wore for his five seasons in Portland. But on Wednesday Williams got his preferred jersey number: 25, which was previously taken by the also recently signed Earl Watson. A team source said there is nothing more to the jersey number change than Watson being a nice guy and giving Williams the number he wanted all along. Oregonian
Maurice Williams: I'm proud to announce that I will be wearing #25 this yr with the @pdxtrailblazers thx to @Earl_Watson #truhomie #prioritysports Twitter @mowilliams
Williams, a former All-Star who will be entering his 11th season in the NBA, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Blazers. The deal, first reported by Yahoo! Sports and confirmed by Bartelstein, will be worth $5.6 million that includes a player option in the second season. Though Williams -- who last played in Utah and averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 assists -- needed time this summer to test the market, Bartelstein said that the Blazers have been an option since July 1. "We've had long, long conversations over the last month and a half," Bartelstein said during a phone interview with The Columbian. "Free agency is a process -- it can be an exhausting process." "Neil did a great job of staying in touch." Columbian
Adrian Wojnarowski: Portland has reached agreement with free agent guard Mo Williams, source tells Y! Twitter @WojYahooNBA
Ronald Tillery: Hearing Griz expressing interest in Beno Udrih.Still considering Mo Williams. MEM wants 1yr deal but can exceed $1.4 vet min NYC is dangling Twitter @CAGrizBlog
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