Report: Cavs tried to trade for former All-Star, All-NBA point guard


The Cleveland Cavaliers, at LeBron James' request, continue to search for help at the point guard position and according to a new report from USA Today recently tried to trade for three-time All-Star Deron Williams.

Williams is on the Dallas Mavericks and is a far cry from the days when he was twice an All-NBA selection and member of Team USA. But he remains a relatively productive guard who would potentially be a great fit as a backup to Kyrie Irving.

Here is what Sam Amick of USA Today wrote on Tuesday:

"The Cavs could take the trade route too, of course, and they are known to have inquired about the Dallas Mavericks’ Deron Williams."

Amick continues to say that the Jazz have show interest in guard Iman Shumpert in the past. 

Williams, 32, is averaging 13.5 points and 7.1 assists this season for the 18-30 Mavericks. He is in the final year of his deal and is making $9 million this season. It seems like he would be a good option for the Cavaliers, but whether they can give up enough to get him is the question.

Whatever the Cavaliers do from here until the trade deadline on Feb. 23 bears watching for Wizards fans, as Cleveland remains the biggest barrier for all other Eastern Conference teams at making a run at the Finals.

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