Things aren’t looking as good for Mo Williams this summer as he originally had planned. When the start of the NBA Free Agency period began earlier this summer,Williams had it set in his mind that he would sign somewhere that gave him the opportunity to be a starting point guard.
Well, that option isn’t exactly on the table at this point and Williams is now having to consider between a few teams that would offer him a backup spot.
Two of the three teams rumored to have interest in him are the Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies. With Memphis, he would be the primary backup to Mike Conley and also could have a chance to play on the floor at the same time when the team is looking for a smaller lineup.
In Miami, both Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole have gotten ample playing time over the last couple of years but Williams could launch himself ahead of Cole due to his experience.
However, the third team in the race right now is the Jazz. Returning to Utah is still in the cards and appears to be a very realistic option for Williams. Now that they have rookie Trey Burke, Williams again would be looking at a backup spot.
But, in the case that Burke struggles right off the bat like he did in the summer league play, Williams would be there to jump in and play some more minutes as needed.
The Jazz are headed toward a youth movement but Williams could still find his way back to Utah when it’s all said and done. Even if it were on a 1-year contract, it’s more than he has at the moment.