Report: Cavaliers quietly shopping Mo Williams around

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The Cavaliers are going to make some moves before the trading deadline. Maybe they’ll win a game by then, too, but we’re far more certain they are going to make some moves.

As expected one likely guy on the block is Antawn Jamison, who was moved last year at the trade deadline to help Cleveland take the next step to a title (swing and a miss). Now he likely will be moved to a contender for depth.

But the Cavaliers are also shopping around Mo Williams, according to Chad Ford at ESPN.

Williams may have value as a shooter but he will be tough to move. And not just because he’s injured right now and will be out for another week or two.

It’s the two years, $17 million he still has left on his deal after this season that will scare teams off. While Williams has an early termination option next year and a player option on the second year out, there is no way he’s walking away from this contract. He’s not going to get a better one and he knows it. So if you trade for him you pay the man.

Still, a team that could use a guard off the bench who can fill it up — his shooting percentage has fallen down to 38.7 percent this year but a change of scenery might improve it — may be interested. The Cavaliers would likely want a young player and/or draft picks in return.

Stephen Curry gets four-point play after Klay Thompson foul, Curry does some taunting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stephen Curry is enjoying going against Klay Thompson. Maybe a little too much.

In the first half, Curry was matched up on his Warriors’ backcourt mate and enjoyed that Thompson missed the shot.

Then in the fourth quarter, with the game tight, Curry drained the contested three and drew the and-1 on Thompson — and did a little taunting.

That’s some All-Star fun.

Stephen Curry bounces alley-oop way above rim, Giannis Antetokounmpo slams it down (video)

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CHARLOTTE – Stephen Curry bounced this so high!

I suppose it helps that Giannis Antetokounmpo has such ridiculous reach.

Dirk Nowitzki walks on All-Star court, quickly splashes three threes

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Maybe Dirk Nowitzki shouldn’t retire after this season.

Added to the All-Star Game by Commissioner Adam Silver (along with Dwyane Wade) in what is expected to be the final season for the future Hall of Famer, the greatest shooting big man of all time showed he still has the touch. Entering the game midway through the first quarter, Nowitzki proceeded to quickly splash a couple of threes.

And he was not done yet.

Nowitzki never officially said he was retiring….

Giannis Antetokounmpo throws himself alley-oop on free throw… that obviously doesn’t count (video)

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CHARLOTTE – It’s an All-Star game, but you still can’t do that. A free throw that doesn’t hit rim is a violation, and Giannis Antetokounmpo clearly crossed the line early, too:

He was clearly going for levity, and at least he accomplished that.