Williams to Push Blazers Back into Playoffs?
The Trail Blazers made a number of moves this offseason, capped off with this week’s signing of Mo Williams.
But are they moves a playoff team makes?
The story about Williams has been widely documented. Though sometimes criticized for inflated statistics (most notably when playing alongside James), Williams nonetheless holds career averages of 13.8 PPG and 5.0 APG. He also served as a strong ‘role-fitter’ for both Cleveland and LA, whether starting or coming of the bench.
Off the court, Williams was the player Neil Olshey, then the Clippers GM, traded Baron Davis and a first-round pick to acquire. It’s clear that player and GM continue to have a positive relationship. For all these reasons—experience on playoff teams, a solid contributor in a variety of roles, and his relationship with Olshey—Mo seemed like a no-brainer pickup for the Blazers.