Another Missing Cavaliers Player Takes Shot At Team

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A little over a week ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers, drew an unsolicited response from J.R. Smith after the signing of Toney Douglas. Of course Smith’s response was fueled by Cleveland’s brass being quite transparent about the amount of money they are paying in luxury tax. So naturally this didn’t sit well with J.R. — nor should it — after the team potentially added salary to the cap after refusing to increase their offer to the loyal Smith — who also played an integral role in the team’s first championship. And now the team has added another headache to the equation.

Despite only being 33 years-old, former second fiddle of the Cavaliers, Mo Williams, has decided to call it quits — at least according to Williams’ agent. Following winning a championship in his second stint with the Cavaliers — in addition to reconciling/reuniting with LeBron James — Williams apparently has a bad taste in his mouth when it comes to the organization. This is because Bron-Bron’s former scoring wingman felt that the Cleveland Cavaliers organization didn’t give a damn about his health. Williams shared his thoughts on all of this via social media Wednesday morning.

You know the crazy thing is, I haven’t been a 100% in quite a while. Nobody and I repeat nobody actually gave a damn about my health but me. Taking control of my own career/life. #differentmindsetasoftoday

You know the crazy thing is, I haven’t been a 100% in quite a while. Nobody and I repeat nobody actually gave a damn about my health but me. Taking control of my own career/life. #differentmindsetasoftoday

Considering the Cavaliers team doctors said Mo Williams’ knee would not require surgery — in addition to another doctor — you could see why this would further upset Williams following a third opinion which led to the surgery Williams just underwent. Or maybe Williams feels like the Cavaliers are trying to push him into retiring?

If this story wasn’t already odd, Williams and his agent have given conflicting stories about the future of the former all-star guard. While Williams’ agent has informed the Cavs that the guard intends on retiring, Williams just stated a couple of weeks back that he is coming back for one more year. So technically, Williams still has a roster spot on the team and no paper work been for retirement.

According to ESPN, the team has tried to reach a buyout with Williams — another possible trigger for Williams outlash — but no agreement has been reached. Could this be the holdup in the resigning of J.R. Smith?

This is the second straight year the Cavaliers have started the season out with a distraction with Tristan Thompson being the holdout last year. The Cavaliers are loaded with talent regardless of having Smith and Williams. However, losing two key players and leaders in the locker room might play an affect as the season drags on with a loss of depth players in the backcourt — not to mention injury prone players Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert are always a threat to miss some games.

Stay tuned…

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