Mo Williams: The Most Over-Looked Player in the NBA Playoffs

Bare KnucksAnalyst IApril 20, 2009

CLEVELAND - FEBRUARY 22:  Mo Williams #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball during the game against the Detroit Pistons on February 22, 2009 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Cavaliers won 99-78.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With all the talk surrounding the Playoffs lately, I feel it’s important to point out an injustice being done to one of the more influential players on arguably the best team in the league. That team is the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that player is Mo Williams.

I realize it’s very easy to be taken in by the Cavaliers' true star, LeBron James, but I think it’s ridiculous that nobody is mentioning Mo Williams with the Cavs' postseason starting in just a few days.

Yes, LeBron is having an MVP season (28.4 ppg, 7.2 apg, 7.6 rpg), but the Cavaliers would not be where they are without the play of their All-Star point guard Mo Williams.

Mo Williams is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists per game in his 81 games played this season. He has been a huge part of the Cav’s success thus far this season, leading an offense that averaged over 100 points per game as well as a +8.92 points differential (tops in the NBA).

LeBron has no doubt become a better player in 2009 compared to years past, but I think it’s only fair to attribute some of that to the help he got when the Cavaliers acquired Mo Williams.

Can some of Mo’s success this season be traced back to having LeBron at his side? Sure. Arriving in Cleveland was just what Mo needed to allow his game to be taken to another level. [Read more...]

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