Report: After release from Heat, Derrick Williams to sign 10-day contract to join LeBron James in Cleveland

Miami Heat forward Derrick Williams (22) drives around Philadelphia 76ers guard Chasson Randle (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Miami Heat forward Derrick Williams (22) drives around Philadelphia 76ers guard Chasson Randle (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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.

Miami released Williams to make room on the 15-man roster to sign Okaro White to a two-year contract.

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.

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