The Cavaliers picked up the reliable backup point guard they have been missing all season by signing Deron Williams on Monday.
“At the end of the day, I just felt like this was the best fit for me,” said Williams, speaking to reporters in the hallway outside the Cavs’ locker room shortly before Cleveland hosted the Milwaukee Bucks. “It was a team that showed interest in the offseason in signing me and one — I think my name was thrown around all season and so I know a lot of the guys on the team, you know playing with LeBron [James] in the Olympics.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
Matt Barnes Announces Retirement
Matt Barnes is wrapping up his wild ride through the NBA.
The 37-year-old forward, who won a title with the Golden State Warriors last season but hasn’t played this season, posted his retirement announcement on Instagram on Monday.
Kawhi Leonard Probable for Tuesday Debut
The Spurs listed forward Kawhi Leonard as probable for Tuesday’s road matchup at Dallas, which means it’s likely that the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year will make his season debut against the Mavericks.
The club originally targeted Saturday’s game at Phoenix as a potential debut for Leonard, but sources on Friday said the forward wanted “a couple more days” to recover from the right quadriceps tendinopathy that has kept him out of all 27 of the Spurs’ games thus far this season.
Source: Michael C. Wright of ESPN
Sources: Hornets’ Cody Zeller Undergoes Surgery, to Miss 6 Weeks
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on Tuesday, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He’s expected to miss six weeks.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN