Mo Williams hasn’t played one second in the NBA this season and that is how it will stay. But he’s already been traded twice.
According to Yahoo Sports, Atlanta is trading Williams and cash to Denver. In return, the Nuggets will ship the rights to Turkish forward Cenk Akyol to the Hawks.
Williams and Mike Dunleavy were part of the Cavaliers’ trade with the Hawks last week that delivered Kyle Korver to Cleveland.
The Nuggets plan to immediately waive Williams, “whose $2.2M gets Nuggets closer to salary cap floor,” according to Yahoo Sports.
Williams, 34, is a 6-foot-1 combo guard. He announced he was returning to the Cavs via Twitter during the offseason. But in a strange twist, Cavs general manager David Griffin told reporters on media day that Williams was retiring.
Griffin and the Cavs did not want to comment further on the matter. Williams has also remained silent.
Always a fan favorite in Cleveland, Williams’ 13-year career has presumably reached its end — following a magical run to the championship, seven teams and career averages of 13.2 points and 4.9 assists.
Williams’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, did not respond to a request from Amico Hoops seeking comment.
Akyol was originally drafted by the Hawks in 2005. He is not expected to make a move to the NBA.
The Hawks are expected to sign free agent guard Gary Neal to a 10-day contract.