Mo Williams stood outside of his locker with the look of dejection, dissatisfaction and dispair. Over the past two games, the team’s veteran leader has combined for 5-of-23 (21.7 percent) from the floor. And following last night’s 95-87 loss to the New Jersey Nets, a game where Williams suffered yet another injury to his groin, the emotional Williams we all saw in the preseason was most certainly back.
“I’m thinking a lot of things right now,” said Williams. “When an injury comes back, a lot of things go through your mind. It’s emotional for me because I’m thinking about so much stuff.”
Recall, Williams was caught in a he said-he said battle with a Yahoo! Sports reporter who claimed that Williams considered retirement following the departure of LeBron James via free agency. And while Williams would go on to say that the quotes within the report were taken out of context – ”Yes, at some point I’m going to retire” – there was no doubt that fans saw a new side of Williams, one who not only wore his heart on his sleeve, but one who undeniably appeared to be impacted by the events of the summer. [Read more...]