HoopsHype Maurice Williams rumors
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
The Knicks, who are only able to offer minimum contracts, also are interested in Mo Williams but it is more likely he signs with Miami if it comes down to a minimum deal. An NBA source said the Knicks no longer have embattled Delonte West on their wish list despite prior inquiries. New York Post
Marc Stein: Still hard to pinpoint a frontrunner for Mo Williams but hearing Grizzlies are firmly in mix for vet PG who's unexpectedly still available Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
Alex Kennedy: I'm hearing Mo Williams is considering taking less to join a contender such as the Spurs or Heat. Nothing imminent, but he's considering it. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA
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