It’s been a pretty slow market for free agent combo guard Mo Williams. It wasn’t until recently that the 10-year veteran began to garner interest from a few contenders — San Antonio, Miami and Memphis.
First, The Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson wrote on Miami’s interest:
The Heat is among teams that has shown some interest in free agent point guard Mo Williams. And Williams is said to have interest in Miami if he doesn’t get an offer higher than the minimum.
Still hard to pinpoint a frontrunner for Mo Williams but hearing Grizzlies are firmly in mix for vet PG who's unexpectedly still available
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 27, 2013
Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy officially added San Antonio’s interest as well, if Williams decides on signing for the minimum with a contender.
I heard Heat and Spurs were in mix if Mo Williams decides to go with contender. No surprise if Grizz are in mix too, as @ESPNSteinLine said.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 28, 2013
If Williams chooses, he can opt to re-unite with LeBron James in Miami after playing with him two years in Cleveland — before James left for South Beach.
Williams is a career 38 percent three-point shooter, averaging 13.8 points and 5 assists per game over his 10 seasons in the NBA, but averaged a career high 17.8 points and 44 percent from distance during his first year with James in Cleveland.