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Haynes: Blazers G Mo Williams Plans To Opt Out This Summer

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams says he plans to opt out of his contract this summer.

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Chris Haynes of reports that Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams plans to opt out of his contract this summer.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams tells he will opt out of his deal with the team at the conclusion of the season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.


"I would like to be here long term," Williams revealed to "My goal is to work something out with Portland this summer. I like it here and I want to make this place home."

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Williams, 31, is averaging 9.3 points, 4.9 assists and 2 rebounds in 24.2 minutes per game off the bench this season. He is shooting 40.4 percent overall and 36.3 percent from deep.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts has repeatedly referred to Williams as the "best back-up point guard in the NBA."

Williams signed a two-year contract worth $5.4 million last summer that included a player option for the 2014-15 season. Prior to that contract, Williams had earned at least $7 million in each of his previous six seasons.

Williams has played for five teams during his 11-year career, but he spoke about finding a long-term fit in Portland when he was introduced to the media last August.

This is a great situation, and this is a situation that could be something for the long run. I think that if both sides come together and are excited about where we're at, this thing could be as long as I can run and dribble a basketball. That's the goal wherever you go.

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