Derrick Williams officially signed to second 10-day contract with Cavs
Just after today’s team practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts, the NBA’s defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers officially announced the signing of forward Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract.
#Cavs have officially signed Derrick Williams to a second 10-day deal, per team release.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) February 22, 2017
So far, Williams, who initially signed a 10-day deal with the Cavs on February 9th, has played well in his short stint, averaging 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 22.8 minutes per game.
All signs were indicating that the Cavs intended on offering Williams another deal. Now, the 6-foot-8 former Arizona Wildcat stand-out will have even more time to prove his worth to the team.
Earlier today, Joe Vardon of cleveland.com reported that Williams’ second 10-day contract will be worth somewhere around $67,700. This gives the defending champs a bit of flexibility as the trade deadline and market thereafter draws near.
Williams’ on-court play has garnered high praise from his coaches and teammates, including LeBron James, who recently said of Williams: “We’re lucky to have him”.