(It hurt every time I see a highlight.)Thing is, I like Mo Williams. And keep a close eye on Derek Fisher, who plays for the Lakers.
He risks being cut, according to the Morning News, despite being, you know, pretty good at basketball.
Of course, that man currently is suspended by the Dallas Mavericks for conduct detrimental to the team.
He made the All-Star team in 2009, as an alternate — Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, and Jameer Nelson were injured. He is the Cavs' nominal point guard, but he's not a good passer, not quick or clever on defense, and not much of a threat to drive the lane.
With Le Bron on the floor, those things don't matter so much, of course.
All that's known is, when they were Cleveland Cavalier teammates, West and James had a few interesting moments. Here's the key part: West says Gloria James reminded him of his single mother, Delphina Addison, who raised Delonte and his siblings to be "happy-poor, just enjoy life and the blessings that God has given us."If we want to continue to grow as a human race, what are we teaching our kids if we try to make humor and fun out of stuff like that? That's terrible in so many ways."So there's that, straight from the man's mouth.
The 29-year-old is coming off the most efficient season of his career. West, 6-4, can play both guard positions and has career averages 9.7 points and 3.6 assists a game.June 1, 2010Inside Dish on "That Rumor"I spoke with two folks whose opinions I value, straight shooters with more experience and insight regarding the Cavs than I can claim.One told me that he's smelled enough smoke around the Delonte West-Gloria James story to believe that there's a fire in there somewhere; the other guy doesn't buy it, but does say that the Cavs will look to shop Delonte this off-season. Mo Williams, via Twitter: "I think I will watch the finals. It can't do nothing but help, cause it hurt everytime I see a highlight."Mo has the best tattoo in the league, an irregular oval outlined high on his right shoulder blade.Still, it'd be nice if Mo had more of a game — especially in the playoffs, where Mo has shit the bed two years running when his team needed him most.This year, Mo served nicely as Rajan Rondo's easel.