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Mo Williams Will Run With LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers have made a pretty big trade.

ESPN's Chris Broussard reports:

Cleveland, Milwaukee and Oklahoma City have agreed in principle to a six-player trade that could add a much-needed second scorer to LeBron James' Cavaliers.

Mo Williams, the high-scoring point guard from Milwaukee, will go to Cleveland in the deal, which should be announced later Wednesday.

The 6-foot-1 Williams averaged 17.2 points and a team-high 6.3 assists for the Bucks last season.

Cleveland will send shooting guard Damon Jones to Milwaukee and forward Joe Smith to Oklahoma City.

Milwaukee also will get point guard Luke Ridnour and forward Adrian Griffin from Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City, formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics, also gets Desmond Mason, the athletic small forward, from the Bucks.

I'm sure there will be a lot of hand-wringing about whether or not Mo Williams -- whom I have always thought of as a guy who needs the ball to be productive -- is the best accompaniment to James. In my mind, James would be best with a defender who could also stretch the defense.

But you can not fault the Cavaliers for at least rolling the dice. They're trying to get that offense going.

As the analysis unfolds, however, let me tell you an amazing thing about this story: It was first reported by Brian Windhorst of the Akron Beacon-Journal.

That's not so remarkable -- Windhorst has covered the Cavaliers like a blanket for years.

But remember a while ago his family was asking for your good thoughts as Brian was hospitalized?

After 55 days in the hospital, dealing with all manner of health trouble that I'll let him tell you about if he's so inclined, today was the day that he got to go home for the first time.

Would you believe he actually dictated this story over the phone, from the car, on the way home from the hospital?

Most sportswriters never get to have a "Willis Reed" moment, but Brian has certainly had his.