By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed guard Mo Williams off waivers from the Denver Nuggets. After being acquired by the Nuggets in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday morning, he was released a short-time later.
Shortly after being acquired by the 76ers, Williams was released. He is expected to retire.
He was basically banned from attending practice and games by the Cleveland Cavaliers — before being included in the Kyle Korver trade that also sent Mike Dunleavy Jr. and a first-round pick to the Hawks.
According to ESPN.com, this was a move to bring the 76ers closer to the NBA’s salary floor. The 76ers are expected to save $1.1 million if Williams does not get claimed off waivers in the next two days.
This move also impacts the Nuggets, who also acquired Williams to get closer to the NBA’s salary floor. However, since Williams was claimed off waivers by the 76ers, the Nuggets are not eligible to the additional savings.
Williams is in the final-year of a two-year deal. The 34-year-old is making $2.1 million this season.
When he played for the Cavaliers last season, they defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. He averaged 8.2 points per game in 41 games, including 14 starts.
He also averaged 1.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.3 assists and 0.1 blocks.
He spent four-years with the Cavaliers. Williams also spent four-years with the Milwaukee Bucks.
He also spent two seasons each with the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent a season each with the Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Charlotte Bobcats.
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