The Los Angeles Lakers rumor mill keeps spinning, and the rumors continue with Mo Williams coming to the Los Angeles Lakers from the L.A. Clippers in a three-team trade which would also send former Laker Lamar Odom to the Clippers.
What would the Lakers give up? Not much, since the move would solely be to unload Williams’ $8.5 million contract to bring in Lamar Odom, and the Lakers have a trade exception from, of course, the Lakers’ trading of Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks.
Is this a good move? You’re damn right it’s a good move.
It obviously helps the Lakers address the pervasive-ass issue at point guard. Sure, adding Mo Williams won’t mean that we have a top-tier point guard, but it means we have one worth starting, and depending on what happens with Ramon Sessions, who opted out of his contract earlier this month, the Lake Show could have some serious depth at the point. (If L.A. doesn’t retain Sessions, though, it relieves the damning threat of Steve Blake starting for this team, as if we really need that right now.)
Mo Williams isn’t the type of point guard that Sessions is, but is far more of a scoring threat, with enough basketball I.Q. and unselfishness to still make plays for others. Not gonna lie here, I haven’t watched me some Mo Williams (as much as I’d like to, at least), but he is definitely an upgrade over whoever it is starting at point guard for L.A., save for Sessions.
Who knows what happens, and all this stuff is just offseason chatter. We’ll get into this further if it actually goes down.