CLEVELAND--The Cavaliers might be getting more than a backup point guard.
Former Dallas point guard, Deron Williams was waived on Thursday by the Mavericks and according to the Associated Press, Williams is looking to join the Cavaliers if and when he clears waivers according to an unnamed source as Williams had yet to clear waivers.
Williams, 32, is a five-time NBA all star who is averaging 13.1 points and 6.9 assists this season for Dallas. Williams is in his 12th NBA season.
GM David Griffin talked about the possibility of adding players that might be bought out, without mentioning any by name.
"Obviously we have a great deal of interest and we've said it for a long time in a playmaker," Griffin said before Thursday's game with the Knicks. "I won't speak to specific names just because nobody's free currently that's out there for us to talk about. But, obviously the need for a playmaker still exists, and we hope in all of these cases that we're the kind of organization and the kind of team that people want to be part of, and we feel that we'll be competitive in that market for sure."
Another 32-year old that is rumored to be in the process of being bought out is 7-0 center Andrew Bogut. Griffin said "we wouldn't turn away from the right piece" in adding a big man. There are believed to be other teams interested in Bogut, thus the Cavs are also discussing the possibility of adding Larry Sanders. Another possible post could be Terrence Jones, who was waived by New Orleans.
Tyronn Lue was asked about Williams.
"I always liked D-Will, he's a good player," Lue said. "Any time you have a guy who is an All-Star, he's a great talent. So, he can make the plays, he's a great pick-and-roll player, he can shoot the basketball, he has size so you can switch 1 through 4 with him defensively. He can post smaller guards so I've always been a big fan of D-Will."