LeBron James said the Cleveland Cavaliers need a “playmaker” so they’re going all out trying to find one. They reportedly held a workout with Mario Chalmers, Lance Stephenson, and Kirk Hinrich and now the team is exploring trade options. The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly willing to part with Deron Williams, whom the Cavaliers are interested in, but check out their asking price.
The Mavericks would make a trade of guard Deron Williams to the Cavaliers for guard Iman Shumpert, but only if the Cavs included a draft pick, a league source told Amico Hoops.
Several reports have said the Cavs have an interest in Williams as a potential reserve point guard/playmaker.
LeBron previously mentioned that the Cavaliers are very top heavily and that he and Kyrie Irving have to play a ton of minutes because they have no other choice. They’re definitely in the market for a backup point guard, but is Deron Williams that guy?
Williams is currently averaging 13.5 PPG and 7.1 APG.