According to a report from ESPN Cavs reporter Dave McMenamin, Derrick Williams will spend just a bit more time in Cleveland. The 25 year old Williams has had a disappointing career after being the 2nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, but found a small amount of success with the New York Knicks a year ago. After a rough start to the season with Miami, he recently completed a 10 day contract with the Cavs. He signed his second 10 day contract today.
Williams can play a bit of small forward and power forward, particularly against second units, when paired with LeBron James. He can catch and dunk and has thus far made some three pointers. He’s not a good defender, and his rebounding comes and goes, but he is athletic and can play with energy. The Cavs are looking for guys to absorb minutes with an older roster beset by injuries. Williams can resurrect his career by doing the little things and the Cavs surviving his minutes on the court. So far, so good.