Report: Cavaliers Will Sign Derrick Williams For the Rest of the Season


The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to sign power forward Derrick Williams for the remainder of the season Saturday after his 10-day deal expires, a source told Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Williams only 25 is nearing the end of his second 10-day contract with the Cavaliers. He’s averaging 10.1 points, 3.4 boards, and an assist in 24 minutes per game over seven appearances off the bench.

LeBron James has had nothing but good praise for Derrick Williams, who’s played on five teams over the past six years.

“We hope that this is a long-term thing,” the superstar told reporters in February. “Obviously, we know that he’s on a 10-day contract, but we believe it’s going to be long term.

“He’s 25-years old. It doesn’t seem like it because we’ve been hearing his name for so long. But he’s 25, he hasn’t even gotten to his potential, to his prime yet. So hopefully this group, this locker room, myself, my leadership – just want to see him grow every day, and it’s a good place for him.”

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