Mo Williams will start at point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015. The 32-year-old veteran will give the spot back to Kyrie Irving when Irving returns from injury, but Williams won’t want to. Mo Williams wants to play so well that Cavs coach David Blatt has to think twice about moving him out of the lineup. Williams wants to make Blatt think the best lineup is where he and Irving play in the backcourt together.
Mo Williams came back to Cleveland this summer for his second tour of duty. (That’s become a popular thing, hasn’t it, LeBron?) Williams is crucially another guy on the Cavs who can get his own shots, an especially important piece when J.R. Smith‘s range finder is faulty some nights. He’s not a past-prime veteran trying to fill space on a contender either; Mo Williams is trying to make certain the Cavs contend. (Williams had a 52-point game just last year with Minnesota.) Williams starred in college at Alabama, opting for the NBA draft after his sophomore year. The 6’1″ Williams has averaged 13.5 ppg in 14 seasons with eight teams in the NBA. In 2009 he was an All-Star.