Williams, who will then become a free agent, did express a desire to return to the Blazers however:
Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams tells CSNNW.com he will opt out of his deal with the team at the conclusion of the season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Williams’ desire to opt out makes sense considering his relatively low salary and the amount of young guards on the Blazers roster.
It’s likely he’s simply playing the good teammate card right now, suggesting that he wants to return as doing so would likely push him further down the bench next season as the Blazers give rookie C.J. McCollum more floor time moving forward.
It’s possible Williams could attempt to cash in on a mid-level exception type deal with a contender next season if he doesn’t return to Portland.