At 31-years old, Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Mo Williams knows he is slowing down.
Williams, who was once a borderline All-Star, even appearing in the 2009 All-Star, is no longer a starting point guard in the league, but can still help a team, providing a calming presence and scoring off of the bench.
Just a few weeks, Williams again told reporters that he would be opting out of his deal and would be looking to sign a three-year deal and end his career with next club that signs him.
#Blazers Mo Williams reiterates that he will opt out, becoming a free agent this summer. Says it would take a good contract to get him back.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 16, 2014
Mo Williams said goal is to land 3-year deal this summer. “This is my last time to get a 3-year deal. I’ve got three good years left in me.”
— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) May 16, 2014
On Monday, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com confirmed that Willians informed the Blazers he was opting out.
Williams averaged 9.7 points, 4.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game while shooting 41.7% from the floor, 36.9% from beyond the arc and 87.6% from the free throw line last season. Williams was originally drafted with the 47th-overall pick in the second round of the 2003 draft by the Utah Jazz. The former Alabama Crimson Tide star, who has proven to be a gigantic steal, spent just one year with the Jazz before moving on to the Milwaukee Bucks. After four years there, he joined LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers for three seasons, the Los Angeles Clippers for two and then re-joined the Jazz for the 2012-2013 season before joining the Blazers.