Lebron James’ plea for an additional play-maker to be added to the Cavalier roster has finally been answered. The answer comes in the form of three-time All-Star Deron Williams. With injuries to Kevin Love and JR Smith currently plaguing the team, this is a great pickup for Cleveland as they head into the final stretch of the regular season.
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D-Will, once one of the premier point guards in the league, is no stranger to playing with great players and is excited to be joining a championship contender.
“It was a team that showed interest in the off-season in signing me. … I think my name was thrown around all season and so I know a lot of the guys on the team. You know playing with LeBron in the Olympics. I played with Kyle Korver and he’s one of my good friends and we still talk until today. I just feel like I’ll be comfortable here.”
Williams will be the backup point guard to Kyrie Irving, adding much needed depth to Cleveland’s second unit. This season in Dallas, Williams averaged 13.1 points and while racking up 6.9 assists. He will be joining his former teammate Kyle Korver, who he had three successful years with when the two played for the Utah Jazz.
With the postseason just around the corner, the Cavs are going to need all of their players at full strength, especially if they want to defend their championship against the NBA’s juggernaut known as the Golden State Warriors. Does Cleveland have the necessary pieces to win it all? That remains to be seen, but the addition of Deron Williams is definitely a step in the right direction.