Report: Mo Williams won't re-sign with Jazz unless he is a starter

Sunday June 30th, 2013

Mo Williams will re-sign with the Jazz only if he doesn't lose his spot to rookie Trey Burke (David Sherman/Getty Images) Mo Williams won't re-sign with the Jazz if he loses his spot to Trey Burke. (David Sherman/Getty Images)

Mo Williams is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and will reportedly only re-sign with the Jazz as a starter, not a backup point guard.

The Jazz just drafted University of Michigan star Trey Burke, and Williams is unwilling to come back if he's second to the rookie.

A 10-year NBA veteran, Williams played just 46 games in the 2012-2013 season, plagued with injuries and averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 assists.

The Jazz were intent on getting a new point guard, dealing their two first-round picks (Nos. 14 and 21) to the Minnesota Timberwolves to get Burke. He averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 rebounds as a sophomore last season, leading Michigan to the NCAA championship game. Williams' agent later refuted the Yahoo! report that Williams was demanding to remain the starter, but only really disputed the use of the word "demand."

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