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It’s official: Cavs announce Deron Williams has signed with the team

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The Cavs finally have a backup point guard

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Cavs announced on Monday night that Deron Williams has signed with the team as a free agent. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com first reported the news that it was official. Williams, a former All-Star point guard, finally gives the Cavaliers an option behind Kyrie Irving that Tyronn Lue should be able to trust. From the Cavs:

Williams (6-3, 200), who was waived by Dallas on February 23, averaged 13.1 points, 6.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 29.3 minutes through 40 games (all starts) with the Mavericks this season. He also shot .348 from the three-point line and .821 from the foul line, while scoring in double figures on 27 occasions and dishing out 10 or more assists five times. He will wear jersey number 31 with the Cavs.

Williams has good size and also should be able to play some with Irving. The Cavs are still working to bring in Andrew Bogut, but it seems as though he has some options. The Houston Rockets have the ability to give him more money. Bogut spent the first part of the season with Williams, and Deron was asked about that tonight:

Williams (6-3, 200), who was waived by Dallas on February 23, averaged 13.1 points, 6.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 29.3 minutes through 40 games (all starts) with the Mavericks this season. He also shot .348 from the three-point line and .821 from the foul line, while scoring in double figures on 27 occasions and dishing out 10 or more assists five times. He will wear jersey number 31 with the Cavs.

If Bogut goes elsewhere, the Cavs would have several options, including Larry Sanders, Dahntay Jones, and Terrance Jones. We will keep you updated.