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Report: The reason Mo Williams was not involved with Cleveland's ring ceremony

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The Cleveland Cavaliers' ring celebration was a night that none of the players and fans involved in the success will ever forget. However, Mo Williams was not in attendance at the Quicken Loans Arena as the organisation enjoyed their historic achievement. 

Having retired in the summer, Williams ended his second stint with the Cavs on what many believed to be a high. But, behind the scenes, it wasn't such a great split.

According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Williams was not welcome at the arena after picking up his option before deciding it was time to retire.

He wrote: "Bringing Williams to The Q never crossed the Cavs' mind. He's not welcome, after picking up his $2.2 million option, deciding to retire the day training camp opened, and then electing to have knee surgery without filing retirement papers or negotiating a buyout with the Cavs, forcing them to keep him on their roster and pay him (while they search for a team to take his contract off their hands)."

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Williams' retirement also left the Cavaliers with a shortage of point guards, relying on the impact of second-round pick and rookie Kay Felder to support Kyrie Irving.

So far it hasn't been too bad for the Cavs, who dropped their first game of the season last night, but as the campaign goes on it is rumoured the front office are still looking for a more experienced deputy to take the weight off Irving's shoulders.

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