How will Deron Williams fit with the Cleveland Cavaliers?
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 28, 2017,
Feb 28, 2017, 9:31
LeBron is now leading the league in minutes, and he believed the lack of playmakers on the roster was leading to an over-reliance on Kyrie and himself to create offense for the Cavs.
Then there is Deron Williams, who provides a clear upgrade to Delly (not to mention DeAndre Liggins and Kay Felder too). Besides, Williams does not have to be at an all-star level anymore to make an impact. "I wanted a single number but all of them were pretty much taken, so I went with 31", Williams said. Derrick Williams is now on his second 10-day contract but is expected to sign for the remainder of the season, sources said.
"He's older than me, so that's his nickname", Derrick Williams said. There should be no such concern with Deron Williams.
Korver, who played with Williams in Utah from 2007-10 and texted him frequently over the last few days, loves the versatility his former and current teammate will bring as a guard who can play with or without the ball. The All-Star keyed the team's triumph 100-96 triumph over Phoenix about 24 hours ago with 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting.
Third, the reason why the Cavs were actually able to do the unthinkable was because in Games 5-7, they had the two best players on the floor in each contest. While they are tremendously familiar with the Bulls being a division rival and all, look for the Cavaliers to win this easily.
3 pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, will serve as Kyrie Irving's backup and is expected to make his debut with the Cavs on Wednesday in Boston.
Now atop the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been looking for a back-up center (and a back-up point guard) since at least mid-December. You knew that, though.
Williams, with the ink barely dry on his Cavs contract, had already begun recruiting Bogut to Cleveland. It's also possible Cleveland will put Bogut on Zaza Pachulia to start the game and use Tristan Thompson for McGee. When J.R. Smith went down with a broken thumb, this forced Iman Shumpert into a starting role, which removed him from that bench rotation. There aren't a lot of point guards who can do both. His uncommon fusion of skills-post moves, finishing ability, rim protection and passing-are a part of what made the Warriors who they were. Williams has scored in double figures in four of seven games since joining the Cavaliers on February 9 and is shooting.568 during that stretch.
But it still wasn't enough. If he signs with the Cavs, they will have to create a roster spot and most likely will release guard Jordan McRae.
Meanwhile, Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return as the Golden State Warriors overcame the worst three-point shooting performance of Stephen Curry's career in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Championships may have been bound to happen, Miami was a talented team.