The Cleveland Cavaliers filled a need by acquiring Bucks combo guard Mo Williams. The 25 year old Williams was one of only 6 players (Baron Davis, LeBron James, Andre Miller, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade) in the NBA last season to post averages of at least 17.0 points, 6.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds. With the East finally loading up and getting back to respectability (even though I think the West was overrated both offensively and defensively), the Cavaliers felt they had to make a move to at least ensure they would remain among the Eastern Conference elite.
The other particulars of the trade were as follows: The Cavaliers send guard Damon Jones to the Milwaukee Bucks and forward/center Joe Smith to Oklahoma City. Milwaukee gets guard/forward Adrian Griffin and guard Luke Ridnour from Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City picks up forward Desmond Mason from Milwaukee.
Mo is a very underrated NBA player and fit the mold of a do it all guard they historically love in Milwaukee. It’s a new day and Mo gets a fresh start to show the world what exactly what he can do. Big pick up because when LeBron gets a little fatigued on the floor, Williams can pick up the slack. He’s very gifted offensively. Danny Ferry has a little quandary on his hands with developing guards Delonte West and Daniel Gibson. It’ll be interesting to see if he keeps both. If he does, both players will have to adapt to less playing time and also doing whatever Mike Brown wants them to do when they are on the floor.