Wednesday August 13, 2008
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting some help
for LeBron James. High-scoring Milwaukee point guard Mo Williams is headed to Cleveland to become James' new backcourt mate as part of a
three-team trade involving Milwaukee and Oklahoma City.
Agents for Williams and Desmond Mason said Wednesday a
six-player deal is being finalized that reshapes the rebuilding
Bucks while giving Cleveland an additional scoring threat.
In exchange for Williams, who averaged 17.2 points per game last
season, the Bucks will receive Damon Jones from Cleveland along
with guard Luke Ridnour and forward Adrian Griffin from Oklahoma
City. Oklahoma City will get veteran forward Joe Smith from
Cleveland. Mark Bartelstein, Williams' agent, and Roger Montgomery, Mason's agent, confirmed the deal to The Associated Press. The trade was previously reported by ESPN.com and media outlets in all three
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