Deron Williams Waived, May Sign With Cavaliers

Feb 15, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Deron Williams (8) smiles during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Pistons won 98-91. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Mavericks have waived point guard Deron Williams, according to a press release from the team. Dallas began working on a buyout earlier today after it was unable to complete a deal involving Williams before the deadline.

Williams is hoping to join the Cavaliers, who have been in the market for a veteran backup to Kyrie Irving, tweets Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press. Cleveland has an open roster spot, so another move would not be necessary to sign Williams. He would have to clear waivers before than can happen, but he is expected to do so (Twitter link).

Several teams that also have interest in Williams tell ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that they believe he has already decided to go to Cleveland (Twitter link).

The Cavaliers have expressed interest in adding Williams, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Cleveland has a shot to acquire both Williams and center Andrew Bogut, who is reportedly negotiating a buyout with the Sixers, tweets Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. He adds that Jordan McRae would be released if that happens.

Williams, 32, played 40 games for the Mavericks this season, averaging 13.1 points and 6.9 assists. He has been with Dallas since signing in July of 2015 after agreeing to a buyout with the Nets.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 thoughts on “Deron Williams Waived, May Sign With Cavaliers

  1. CLEvsWORLD

    CAVS

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    • DarkGhost

      If they are smart they are already on the phone with him

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  2. Ssacks26

    Do you think the Nets should Pick him up. They already owe him money, so why not?

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    • Why would he sign with the Nets? It does take the player’s consent to actually sign with a team…

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      • Dretorade

        sounded sarcastic to me

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      • Bryan

        Technically if they claim him, he wants to play, he has to head there.

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  3. bravesfan10

    sell out move.

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