Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that free-agent small forward Jawad Williams has agreed to return to the Cavaliers by accepting their one-year qualifying offer. Negotiations wore on, Windhorst says, because Williams and his agent were “hoping to secure a multi-year deal.”
Williams’ new deal is worth $1.02 million, but is not fully guaranteed. In his two-year career, he has averaged 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds. Windhorst expects him to battle Jamario Moon and Joey Graham for the starting small forward job.