HoopsHype Dion Waiters rumors

November 18, 2014 Updates

His preference coming into the 2014-15 season was to start. After three subpar games in the starting lineup, he realized his services could be best used a reserve role. And now that he has bought in, he has his eyes set on the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award. "I would be very grateful, thankful for the opportunity [to win the award]," Waiters told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing. Hopefully we can keep winning and I'm able to walk away with it." Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 14, 2014 Updates

Dion Waiters tells Northeast Ohio Media Group that he will play tonight against the Boston Celtics after sitting out Monday's win over the New Orleans Pelicans with a back contusion. Waiters speculated that he's about 70 percent healthy, but said, "I'm not missing another game." He participated in a full practice on Thursday, his first practice session since injuring his back last week against the Denver Nuggets. After practice, head coach David Blatt said his shooting guard would be listed as probable coming into tonight's game. "It's still a little sore but if it were a playoff game, I would have played [on Monday]," Waiters said. "I would have been limited but I think I can help the team today." Cleveland Plain Dealer

While some took Cleveland guard Dion Waiters to task last week, speculating about why he missed the national anthem before the Cavs-Jazz game, Enes Kanter took a different approach. Kanter, a devout Muslim, took to the Internet to voice his support for a fellow member of his faith. In doing so, the Utah Jazz player promoted unity across national, sports and religious borders. “We (are) all a big family,” Kanter wrote on Twitter. “Doesn't matter what religion you are in or your country or your skin color. We should all respect and love each other.” Deseret News

November 12, 2014 Updates
November 11, 2014 Updates

“They got to find somebody to point the finger at,” Waiters said with a smile. “I’ve been getting fingers pointed at me all my life, but I find ways to rise up above it and just go out there and play my game. “I don’t really read the blogs and I don’t even have anything like that on my phone, so it’s not something I care about. It’s he said, she said. I don’t read that stuff because I know I’ll get mad and I’ll be wanting to say something. Before I do that, I’d rather not even look at it. If I find out, I find out. But I don’t even watch TV. I didn’t even watch ESPN the last five days.” Basketball Insiders

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