Haynes: Mo Williams plans to opt out of contract this summer, become free agent
Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reported last night that Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams will decline his player option for next season.
Williams plans to opt out and get something worked out for the long term with the Blazers, writes Haynes.
Williams, 31, signed a two-year, $5.6 million deal with Portland last offseason and it contains a player option for the 2014-15 season that would have paid him $2.7 million.
The veteran guard, who head coach Terry Stotts considers the best backup point guard in the league, says this decision was always the plan and adds that his main objective is to secure a lengthened contract with the Trail Blazers.
“I would like to be here long term,” Williams revealed to CSNNW.com. “My goal is to work something out with Portland this summer. I like it here and I want to make this place home.”