Mo Williams signs one-year deal with Minnesota Timberwolves

By Taylor Ellis,

Free agent guard Mo Williams has agreed to a one-year $3.75 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Williams, 31, gives the Timberwolves more backcourt depth and a veteran presence. Williams is a former All-Star who has a shooting 39 percent from behind the arc for his career, and 37 percent last year.

The deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

Williams, who played for the Portland Trailblazers last season, put up 9.7 points, 4.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds per contest on 41.7 percent shooting.

He is a solid role player that brings the Timberwolves more shooting. He can run the point off the bench and can play alongside Minnesota star point guard Ricky Rubio for stretches. Williams has had to accept a declining role since 2010, going from an All-Star to backup point guard.

The signing bolsters the Timberwolves bench, which already features rookie Zach LaVine, Gorgui Dieng, Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger just to name a few.

The move will likely lead to J.J. Barea and/or Alexey Shved to be released or possibly traded, according to Dunking With Wolves.

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