Posted July 29, 2013

Memphis Grizzlies ‘in the mix’ to sign free agent Mo Williams

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The Memphis Grizzlies are the latest team to express interest in Mo Williams. (David Sherman/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies are the latest team to express interest in Mo Williams. (David Sherman/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies are “firmly in the mix” to sign veteran point guard Mo Williams. The Miami Heat and Utah Jazz have also expressed interest in Williams.

ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that there’s no real frontrunner to sign Williams.

Among the three potential teams for Williams, there are no point guard positions immediately open, unless Utah starts Williams in place of Trey Burke.

The Grizzlies have Jerryd Bayless and Mike Miller, but another point guard could help the team after making the fewest 3-pointers of any team in the league last season.

Williams made headlines earlier in July when he supposedly claimed he would not re-sign with the Jazz unless he was the starter, not Burke. Williams’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, said that he and his client “would never” demand to be named the starter.


6 comments
Dr.Killapatient
Dr.Killapatient

If Oden goes to the Heat, mo williams would be a nice addition as well

dustin.heath
dustin.heath

I don't see Mo fitting in with the Grizzlies' offense.  He doesn't pass enough.  I am also unsure about how the Heat can afford him.  If they want a shooter, shouldn't they have kept Mike Miller?  Miller can play defense and rebound, both things that Mo cannot.

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Nujabes
Nujabes

@dustin.heath The Grizzlies have Mike Miller, he signed with them like five days ago.