CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Cavaliers have finally found their backup point guard.
According to several reports, including Cleveland.com and ESPN, the Cavs will sign veteran guard Deron Williams for the remainder of the season after he officially cleared waivers on Saturday afternoon.
Williams, who was waived Thursday by the Dallas Mavericks, is expected to sign either Sunday or Monday, according to Joe Vardon’s report.
A five-time All-Star, the 32-year-old point guard is nowhere near the impact player he once was but is more than capable of playing some meaningful minutes for the Cavaliers down the stretch and in the upcoming NBA postseason.
He will serve as the backup point guard to Kyrie Irving.
Williams was averaging 13.1 points and 6.9 assists this season over 40 games started by Dallas prior to being waived.
He will fill Cleveland’s open roster spot, which was created when the team traded injured center Chris Andersen earlier this month.