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Though he is a newcomer to the Utah Jazz, Mo Williams should be one of the best bets to be a starter for the 2012-13 NBA season .
While Utah didn't trade any players from the active roster to acquire Williams (they did trade away the rights to Tadija Dragicevic), the price to bring the former Jazz draft pick back into the fold wasn't insignificant.
Utah was able to absorb Williams' contract into the bulk of the trade exception Utah obtained by trading away Mehmet Okur. The trade exception was a valuable asset to Utah; something they wouldn't have frittered away on a player they didn't plan on starting.
Beside the significant price paid for Williams, he's also the youngest and most talented point guard on the roster.
Veteran Jamaal Tinsley played very well for Utah both as a backup and filling in for then-starter Devin Harris due to injury, but his age and lack of athleticism makes him a better option off the bench. Earl Watson brings leadership and toughness, but battled injuries throughout last year, making him too unreliable an option at starter.
Williams is much more of a combo guard than a pure point guard, but can still be a capable distributor and floor general. He also brings sorely needed three-point shooting to one of the worst teams in the league behind the arc in 2011-12.