Desmond Mason makes OKC comeback

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 5:54 pm
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

MILWAUKEE -- High-scoring Milwaukee point guard Mo Williams is headed to Cleveland as part of a three-team trade involving Milwaukee and Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma City NBA franchise General Manager Sam Presti announced Wednesday, along with agents for Williams and Desmond Mason, six-player deal is being finalized that reshapes the rebuilding Bucks while giving Cleveland an additional scoring threat.

"We're pleased to add Desmond Mason and Joe Smith to our team," Presti said. "Both players bring us a wealth of NBA experience and professionalism, and we're excited to bring them to our organization in Oklahoma City."

In exchange for Williams, who averaged 17.2 points per game last season, the Bucks will receive Damon Jones from Cleveland along with guard Luke Ridnour and forward Adrian Griffin from Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City will get veteran forward Joe Smith from Cleveland.

"Yes, Desmond is headed back to Oklahoma City," Mason's agent Roger Montgomery of Montgomery Sports Group in San Antonio said. "We're all excited about the trade. We know he's a fan favorite."

The trade was previously reported by and media outlets in all three markets.