All Star weekend has passed and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally have a backup point guard.
The Cavs found a replacement for Matthew Dellavedova in Deron Williams, you know, a three-time All-Star guard who was once mentioned with the elites a handful of seasons ago.
LeBron James voiced his concerns of needing a playmaker and Williams can and will fill that role with the second unit.
With the Dallas Mavericks, Williams averaged 13.1 PPG, 6.2 APG while shooting 43% from the field in just 29 minutes of action.
Williams coming off the bench will allow James and Kyrie Irving the rest they deserve.
Williams can get to the basket, shoot out of the pick and roll and can create for others.
He’s as good as it gets in a reserve guard. For the Cavs this is a dream come true and their team has improved on paper.
Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert, Deron Williams, Kyle Korver and Tristian Thompson is a formidable bench.
That’s just one of the many lineups Tyronn Lue can utilize. With this lineup, there is a playmaker in Williams who can create for those four and can get his own shot.
Shumpert gives you a little defense which allows Williams to dominate the backup guard. Lue is going to have fun with the lineups, but it will also be a challenge as Kevin Love and J.R. Smith will be back from injury.
The defending champs added one of the best three point shooters ever in Korver, the number two pick in the 2011 draft in Derrick Williams and now add Deron Williams. Not to mention they added depth at the center with former Warrior Andrew Bogut.
The Cavs have stolen the show in improving for the push for another opportunity in the NBA Finals.
Deron Williams versus Shaun Livingston is great matchup.
June is around the corner and I know this will be another 7 game series!