The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed the former second overall pick to a ten day contract. Here’s what will cost the team financially:
The team has had an open roster spot since trading Mo Williams and Mike Dunleavy to Atlanta in the Kyle Korver deal in early January.
Williams was the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
It was widely debated between Williams and the Cavaliers number one overall selection Kyrie Irving as to who Cleveland should select.
Looking back now it’s obviously a no brainer that Cleveland made the right draft choice as Irving has become one of the best point guards and clutch shooters in the league.
Williams has been shuffled around the league since entering. He’s been with four teams (Minnesota, Sacramento, New York, Miami) and his longest tenure with one team was his two and half seasons with Minnesota.
His best statistical season was the 2012-2013 season when he averaged 12 points and 5.5 rebounds per game with the Timberwolves.
This season he appeared in 25 games (11 starts) with the Miami Heat before they waived him earlier this week. He was averaging 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds at around 15 minutes per game.
It is unknown whether or not he’ll be available for Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love likely out for rest and with guard Iman Shumpert out with a sprained ankle, the Cavaliers need available players to play so hopefully they’ll get Williams to Oklahoma City to be available.