Since the Clippers acquired Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups, Mo Williams has found himself relegated to sixth-man duty in Los Angeles. Despite the team's point guard depth, the Clippers don't intend to actively shop Williams before the trade deadline, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles.
Clippers GM Neil Olshey has told Williams he's not looking to trade him, and promised to consult with the veteran if he receives any trade offers worth considering.
"Every day Mo comes in and does what he's doing, doesn't give us any impetus to want to trade him," said Olshey. "I want him to be here and I want him to be happy…. I told him, 'I give you my word, I'm not making any proactive phone calls about you. If I receive phone calls about you and it's something where I think we can come away with a fair deal, I will come to you and say, 'What do you think of this situation?'"
Williams, 29, has a salary of $8.5MM both this year and next, assuming he picks up his 2012/13 player option. His contract, along with the Clippers' depth at point guard, makes him a logical trade candidate, but he's thrived in his new role off the bench. His FG% (.502), 3PT% (.448) and PER (20.7) this season would all be career bests.