Point guard Deron Williams is likely headed to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Just last month, LeBron James launched into a tirade suggesting the Cavaliers needed another playmaker. Well, it looks as though they have found their man.
The Dallas Mavericks waived point guard Deron Williams Thursday afternoon, opening the door for the former NBA star to join LeBron and company in Cleveland.
Mavs waive Deron Williams
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 23, 2017
Now, the deal isn’t set in stone yet, but this could be the move LeBron talked about before the All-Star break.
AP Sources: Deron Williams is working on his exit from Dallas and is looking to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.
— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) February 23, 2017
Source: Deron Williams to the #cavs is all but a done deal. Lock it in.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) February 23, 2017
Now that Dallas has waived Deron Williams, he needs to clear waivers (48 hours) before anyone can sign him.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 23, 2017
No, Deron Williams isn’t what he once was, but he’s a significant upgrade from what the Cavs currently have at the backup point guard spot. Williams’ days of averaging 20 points and 10 assists are long gone, but he can still help the Cavs compete with the Golden State Warriors.
Kyrie Irving is a scorer, but he’s not a great floor general as far as the point guard position is concerned. Irving is great on the offensive side of the ball, and can provide solid defense, but he doesn’t see the floor the same way Williams does.