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Mo Williams could be in his last week as a member of the Cavaliers. Williams, 33, a 13-year veteran and former All-Star who played a supporting role in the Cavs’ 2016 NBA championship, is strongly considering retirement, multiple sources told cleveland.com. Additionally, the “stretch” deadline in the NBA is approaching, which means that if a player is waived by Aug. 31 (Wednesday), the team can spread his salary out over a period of years — which could lessen the luxury tax penalty Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert will have to pay next summer.
Source: – via Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Cavs could find a potential trade partner to take Williams’ contract and allow Cleveland to add to its roster, according to a source, so there is no decision yet from an organizational standpoint on whether or not to waive him by Wednesday’s deadline. From Williams’ side of this, he battled a left-knee issue for most of last season while playing in just 41 regular-season games, as his playing time dwindled once Irving returned from knee surgery and the coaching staff chose to stick with Matthew Dellavedova as Irving’s backup.
Source: – via Cleveland Plain Dealer
Sources said his balky knee, desire to coach — especially younger players and children — and the obvious chance to go out a champion are weighing heavily upon him.
Source: – via Cleveland Plain Dealer

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