Miami Heat Rumors: Mo Williams to join LeBron James and Co.?

By Reece Helms
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The Miami Heat offseason has been a rather quiet one, as the team has yet to make any bold free agent moves. Aside from re-signing Chris “Birdman” Anderson and keeping Ray Allen, nothing out of the ordinary has happened.

But this could change within the next few days.  Rumors are that former Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Mo Williams is currently on the Miami Heat’s radar. As a member of the Cavaliers, Mo was also LeBron James‘ teammate, making the possibility of him signing with the Heat even greater.

Mo Williams would be a nice addition to the Heat bench, but does he fit in? Considering Miami has LeBron, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, they don’t really need a ball control point guard like Mo. Players like Mario Chalmers fit perfectly as primarily a shooter who can take you off the dribble if necessary. The Heat also have a young point guard in Norris Cole, and Head Coach Erik Spoelstra might want to give him more playing time this upcoming season.

A free agent that needs to top Miami’s priority list is former Portland Trail Blazers No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden. Oden has been rehabbing a ton of injuries here of late, and that might make the Heat less interested. The center position is a much greater need for Miami, and that should be top priority.

Would I sign Mo Williams if I was the Miami Heat? Definitely, but I would sign Greg Oden first. If the Miami Heat strike out on Greg Oden, then signing  Mo Williams would be a great addition. As of right now, it seems that the Memphis Grizzlies are the favorites to sign Williams anyways. For now at least, signing Greg Oden is a bigger priority than signing Mo Williams.

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