Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Byron Scott Wants Mo Williams to be More of a Playmaker

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott wants Mo Williams to play more like he did with the Milwaukee Bucks by controlling the ball and initiating the offense.

The Breakdown
Scott basically wants Williams to play more like a point guard. In his years alongside LeBron James, it was LeBron who was doing most of the ballhandling and the offense went through him. Williams was basically a spot up shooter with LeBron around. If Williams can play more like a scoring point guard, as he had in the past, he could have a great season. His scoring is likely to jump a bit with the absence of LeBron, but what could make a huge jump are his assist numbers if he does indeed orchestrate the offense.

We really like Mo Williams entering the season because he's on a team that needs his offense. With the possible exception of Antawn Jamison, no one else on the Cavaliers roster can carry the scoring load. They need Williams to be explosive offensively and that appears to be his more natural style of play. Williams has a great chance of outperforming his average draft position if you're able to get him with a pick in the 50s or later.

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