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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly interested in acquiring veteran guard Mo Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Williams is scoring 12.5 points per game for Minnesota this season but is shooting just 39.9 percent from the field overall. However, he is also working well as a distributor on the team, and so the Clippers and Cavs have identified him as a possible reserve.
Reports also claim that the Miami Heat are interested in signing Williams, but it is likely that Cleveland and the Clippers will be favourites to land him given that they can offer him an opportunity of winning a championship this year.
According to Jon Krawczynski of AP, the Timberwolves have no desire to trade Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic or Thaddeus Young. However, he claims that Williams is available and that is backed up by Darren Wolfson of ESPN who reports that the Cavs, Clippers and Heat are in the running along with the Detroit Pistons.
However, he added that he expects the return for Minnesota to be minimal in the deals and so they may have to consider whether or not it was worth it even though they are rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference this year and are searching for assets to continue to rebuild the roster.
With the trade deadline approaching on February 19, it remains to be seen whether or not a deal can be reached with any of the interested teams. For now, it doesn’t look as though they have anything of value to convince the Timberwolves to make it happen.