Help is on the way--but not a point guard, at least for now.
Derrick Williams was signed to a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on Thursday. The short-term contract will still give the Cavs flexibility to make a trade before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. The Vertical first reported news of the signing.
Williams cleared waivers on Wednesday after being released by the Miami Heat.
Williams (6-8, 245) gives the Cavs’ versatility and depth in their front court. He was the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He averaged 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 25 games (11 starts) for Miami this season. Williams has averaged 9.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in his six-year NBA career with stops in Minnesota, Sacramento and New York, besides Miami.