Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors: Cavs Trading For Deron Williams?

By James Johansson, Posted: 11/25/16 07:04AM EST

The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a strong start this season, winning 11 of their first 13 games. However, there is still a growing concern about their point guard depth, creating speculation that they could trade for Deron Williams.

Cavs Should Sign A Backup For Kyrie Irving

The Cavaliers are still a strong title contender this season despite the fact that the Golden State Warriors added Kevin Durant last summer. However, Cleveland lost Matthew Dellavedova and Mo Williams, leaving Irving and rookie Kay Felder as the natural point guards on the roster.

Irving is off to a strong start this season, as he is averaging 23.7 points to go along with 5.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game this season. On the other hand, Felder, a second-round pick last summer, has only posted 3.3 points in 8.0 minutes in four games for the Cavs.

Irving might have the best season of his career, but the Cavaliers still need a proven backup if they want to successfully defend their title. Dellavedova played a big role for them last season before the Australian moved to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason.

Deron Williams Moving To Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cavaliers were previously linked to several point guards like Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole. However, Cole has already decided to go overseas, while Chalmers is still recovering from an Achilles tendon surgery.

According to Joe Vardon of, the Cavaliers could eventually target Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams. Williams is averaging 12.5 points and 4.8 assists this season for the Mavericks.

Bleacher Report added that Williams could be the best backup for Irving this season. It was also added that the 32-year-old could be placed on the trading block depending on Dallas' record before the deadline.

"Williams especially makes a lot of sense while playing for the Dallas Mavericks, who have gotten off to the worst start in the NBA this season," Bleacher Report noted. "If they continue to fall out of contention, they could look to deal their veterans with value, including the 32-year-old Williams."

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