Despite a career-high performance of 52 points last month, the Minnesota Timberwolves have shipped off Mo Williams in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets.
Mo is being sent to the Hornets, alongside guard Troy Daniels and cash considerations, in exchange for guard Gary Neal and a second-round draft selection in 2019.
The Hornets were in need of a point guard, as their star Kemba Walker sits out for another five weeks while recovering from surgery on his left knee.
“We are excited to be adding two quality players to our organization,” Hornets general manager Rich Cho said in a statement. “Mo Williams is a proven NBA player who gives us additional versatility and depth in the backcourt, both while Kemba Walker is out and after Kemba returns.”
32-year-old Williams was a reserve last season for the Trail Blazers but has started 19 games this season for Minnesota to fill in for the injured Ricky Rubio. He’s averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 assists in 41 games this season.