Former Brooklyn Net Deron Williams has officially signed with the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban announced on Cyber Dust. As expected, the deal is a two-year, $10 million deal with a player option in the second year, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
Williams cleared waivers on Monday. With no team planning to claim Williams and be on the hook for his $43.3 million salary over the next two years, the process has been mainly a formality. Late last week, Williams agreed to take a $25.5 million buyout of that $43 million he had left.
Williams is finally making his way to Dallas after years of trade speculation followed by Williams spurning the Mavericks in 2013 free agency. He comes to the Mavericks boasting career averages of 17 points and 8.5 assists.
His past three seasons in Brooklyn have seen a huge dropoff in his production, as he's dealt with injuries and the natural regression of age. There's hope that Williams can become the latest in a long line of Dallas rejuvenation projects, particularly since the Mavericks boast one of the best training staffs in the NBA.
Williams is expected to start at point guard, meaning the Mavericks have finalized a starting lineup after grabbing Zaza Pachulia via trade.