Williams clears waivers, will sign with Cavs

Sam Amico

For Deron Williams, there was never any doubt. The minute the Mavericks waived him, he knew where he wanted to be.

That place is Cleveland -- as Williams officially cleared waivers Saturday at 5 p.m. EST, and according to league sources, will sign with the defending champion Cavaliers on Monday.

He has already informed the Cavs he is coming.

Williams is a 6-foot-3 point guard and 32 years old. He averaged 13.1 points and 6.9 assists in 40 games with the Mavs.

He will play behind and occasionally alongside All-Star starter Kyrie Irving.

Meanwhile, the defending champion Cavs have also been linked to center Andrew Bogut -- but as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the Philadelphia 76ers and Bogut had yet to reach a buyout of Bogut's contract.

Bogut and all other candidates must have their contracts bought out by Wednesday to be eligible for playoff rosters.

In other news, ESPN has reported that the Lakers are working on a buyout with veteran guard Jose Calderon.

Per ESPN, if Calderon does in indeed hit the market, he "would instantly become a target for both the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets."

Bogut has also been linked to the Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.

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