NBA Rumors: The Latest Buzz on Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison and Sebastian Telfair

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2013

Mo Williams is still looking for a new team.
Mo Williams is still looking for a new team.Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The NBA offseason is hitting a slow patch, but Mo Williams is one of several veteran players who could be with a new team in the near future.

Most teams have their rosters set, but there are still players looking for new destinations. 

At this point, the big free agents are off the market. Now there are only role players left as teams look to add the final pieces to their rosters.

Former All-Stars are still looking for new teams. The players on this list can look for a place to win or try to get as much playing time as possible.

Let's check out who joins Williams as players who have received buzz lately.


Mo Williams, PG

After playing with LeBron James in Cleveland, Mo Williams has been with a different team in each of the last two seasons. He is now looking for a new home after the Utah Jazz drafted Trey Burke to lead the team into the future.

Marc Stein of reported that Williams has been in talks with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Williams made an All-Star team while with the Cavaliers, but now he is looking for a team. The 30-year-old averaged 13.8 points and five assists last season, so there is still something left in the tank.

It's surprising that he hasn't been signed yet. He shot 44 percent from the floor and nearly 39 percent from three-point range, so he can shoot and pass.

The Grizzlies seem like an odd spot to land given his most recent team. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported back in June that Williams didn't want to be a backup.

With Mike Conley leading the Grizzlies, Williams wouldn't be the starting point guard. He may be willing to be a backup but didn't want to lose his job to a rookie.

There's no sign as to when and where Williams will sign, but Memphis could be a possible destination. Adding depth would be a great move by the Grizzlies, and getting a player like Williams this late would be a steal.


Antawn Jamison, F

The makeover in Los Angeles continues. New coach Doc Rivers had dinner with Antawn Jamison over the weekend, according to Ramona Shelburne of No offer was made at the dinner, but the Clippers are expected to meet with Jamison's representatives soon. 

Jamison is nearing the end of his career and is looking to win. He played at the Staples Center with the Lakers last season with expectations of winning a title, but those plans didn't work out.

Going to the Clippers would be a wise move by Jamison. They are one of the top teams in the league and give him a chance to contribute to a contending team.

He has averaged 18.8 points and 7.6 rebounds for his career, but he averaged only 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game last season. Those aren't bad numbers for coming off the bench, and the Clippers would take those numbers from him.

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will lead the team into the playoffs, but role players like Jamison could be the difference between winning a championship and going home in the first round.


Sebastian Telfair, PG

If any team knows how to fill out a roster, it's the Miami Heat. Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD tweeted that the team is interested in Sebastian Telfair.

It may not be a flashy move, but the team has done well at signing role players the last few seasons. 

Telfair doesn't have great numbers. He wouldn't be expected to do much with the team, but he would be expected to give Mario Chalmers a break or play the final minutes during games.

The point guard played with the Phoenix Suns and the Toronto Raptors last season. He has played with five teams since the 2009-10 season and seven teams—with two stops in Minnesota—in his nine-year career.  

Miami would be a good fit for Telfair, and the Heat would benefit from having another player who can distribute the ball. 


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