Cavaliers sign guard Mo Williams, returns to team

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers have signed free agent point guard Mo Williams, reuniting him with LeBron James.

Williams agreed last week to a two-year, $4.3 million contract, and the club made his signing official Friday. The 32-year-old will serve as All-Star Kyrie Irving's backup and bring the club postseason experience along with a player James knows well.

Williams spent parts of three seasons with the Cavs, appearing in the playoffs twice.

A 12-year veteran, Williams played last season for Minnesota and Charlotte. He scored 52 points for the Timberwolves in a game against Indiana on Jan. 13.

Cavs general manager David Griffin called Williams a ''a proven, high-caliber playmaker.'' He says his ability to space the floor at each guard position is essential.

Williams has also played for Utah, Milwaukee, the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.