The Cleveland Cavaliers signed free agent Deron Williams on Monday then debuted their new guard in a 102-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Williams, a three-time All Star, was waived by the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday and cleared waivers on Saturday, making him a free agent.
The Cavaliers signed Williams to the veteran minimal wage for the remainder of this season, giving the Cavaliers a veteran backup level guard.
He appeared within the staff’s victory over the Bucks on Monday, scoring 14 factors and grabbing seven rebounds.
The 32-year-old performed 40 video games, all as a starter, for the Mavericks this season. He averaged 13.1 factors, 6.9 assists and a couple of.6 rebounds in 29.three minutes.
LeBron James had said that the Jap Convention-leading Cavaliers (41-17) wanted so as to add one other playmaker to be able to defend their title and he seems to have gotten his want.
“He can knock down photographs and he can play make,” James informed reporters of his new staff mate.
“He’s performed in massive video games earlier than so he received’t draw back from the second. It’s going to assist us out quite a bit.”
(Writing by Jahmal Nook in Los Angeles; Modifying by Peter Rutherford)