Mo Williams underwent a successful procedure Wednesday in New York to have two pins removed from his right thumb, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. It represents the point guard's first major step toward a return to the floor for the Jazz point guard.
Williams missed his 25th straight game since tearing a ligament in the thumb on Dec. 22 in Miami, and his 29th overall. The Jazz (29-24) are 18-11 without Williams.
The 30-year-old point guard, acquired in an offseason trade with the Clippers, is a free agent after the season. In an interview with media earlier this week, General Manager Dennis Lindsey said Williams "could" be the Jazz's long-term point guard solution and that "he has acquitted himself well here."