Free agent F Derrick Williams will sign a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.
The Knicks had interest in signing Williams, according to a report by ESPN's Ian Begley.
Williams, who was waived by Miami, played with New York last season. The 25-year-old averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game, and then declined a player option to remain with the Knicks this past offseason.
New York would've had to waive a player on the current roster to make room for Williams.
The 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.1 minutes this season, appearing in 25 games for the Heat.
Amid all of this team's current struggles, Derrick Williams obviously wouldn't have been the savior. Nevertheless, it was certainly be worth exploring a reunion.
The forward was terrific for the Knicks last season. He's a very explosive player on the offensive end who knows how to ignite the home crowd at the drop of a hat. Williams brings energy, quickness, and excitement. He certainly isn't that polished on the defensive end, but that's why teams have full rotations to create balance. Williams can play his role to a tee.
After declining his player option for this season, Williams hoped New York would toss a more lucrative offer his way. When that didn't happen, he ended up signing with Miami for a similar amount. Unfortunately, he failed to really find his footing there.
There's more potential, still, surrounding Williams' game. New York's experiment with Maurice Ndour has seemed to run its course and Williams could've provided more of a boost taking up that roster spot.