The Wizards are in need of an upgrade at point guard position behind John Wall, and now have one less option on the free agent market. To make matters worse, it was an Eastern Conference foe that is adding the former All-Star to bolster their bench.
Deron Williams will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 25, 2017
After months of asking, LeBron has finally gotten his way. The Cavaliers will add Deron Williams, a three-time All-Star, to provide some help off the bench. How much Williams has left in the tank is up for debate, but he satisfies a need for the defending champs.
Williams was waived by the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday and it was widely speculated that he would join the reigning champions to help off the bench.
Williams averaged 13.1 points, 6.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds in just 29.3 minutes per game.
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NEW YORK -- Shamorie Ponds scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting to become the third freshman in St. John's history to score 500 points in a season, and the Red Storm rallied to beat Georgetown 86-80 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Bashir Ahmed and Frederico Mussini scored 16 apiece for St. John's (13-16, 7-9 Big East), which was outrebounded 36-29 but scored 25 points off 22 Georgetown turnovers.
Ahmed's 3-pointer put St. John's up by seven, 48-41, early in the second half. Georgetown closed to within a point four times but the Red Storm found answers and led by nine, 76-67, on Amar Alibegovic's dunk with 2:14 left. Georgetown scored six straight and closed to 78-77, then to 82-80 on L.J. Peak's 3-point play with 25 seconds left. Marcus Lovett and Malik Ellison each hit two from the line and St. John's held on.
Mussini scored 11 in a 17-0 St. John's run for a 29-18 lead, but Georgetown rallied with a 17-0 run and led 36-35 at halftime.
Rodney Pryor scored 22 points with five 3-pointers and Peak added 20 for Georgetown (14-15, 5-11), which has lost three straight.