Derrick Williams’ next stop will be in Cleveland with LeBron James.
After the Heat released the former No. 2 overall pick Monday, Williams plans to sign a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers, according to The Vertical.
Williams signed a one-year, $4.6 million contract with the Heat as a free agent this past summer. Williams cleared waivers, so that full amount will remain on Miami’s cap this season.
Although Williams was expected to have a consistent role with Miami entering the season, he never received steady playing time with the Heat.
During his short time in Miami, the 25-year-old Williams did not play at all in 25 games per coach’s decision. In the 25 games he did play with Miami (11 starts) this season, he averaged 5.9 points on 39.4 percent shooting and 2.9 rebounds per game.