HoopsHype Dion Waiters + Trade rumors
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: #Cavs coach Mike Brown asked if Waiters on trading block: "not to my knowledge." Asked if he wants Dion here: "yes" Twitter @PDcavsinsider
If they trade Waiters (and there are rumblings that he's been a source of chemistry issues in the locker room) what can they get? Not sure his value is super high right now. Ditto for Anthony Bennett. Kyrie Irving is probably the only untouchable guy on this team, just not sure the assets are there to get a valuable chip back in return. ESPN.com
But the Cavs are also exploring trading the top pick since they’re not in love with any one player who in a “normal” year wouldn’t be a top pick. According to a source, Cleveland offered the No. 1 pick, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters to try and land Minnesota’s Kevin Love. But new Timberwolves president Flip Saunders won’t move Love. ESPN.com
Privately, the Cleveland front office has pitched a fantasy of trading young players and picks to Portland for All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, sources said. Only, that's never going to happen. Cleveland is far higher on its two top- five picks, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters, than the rest of the NBA. Yahoo! Sports
The Toronto Raptors have stayed aggressive in their pursuit to move past the Golden State Warriors at No. 7 and secure Waiters, league sources said. Multiple league executives believe Toronto (No. 8) and Phoenix (No. 13) made it clear to Waiters’ agent they wouldn’t let him slide past them. At the start of the process, Waiters was projected to go in the Nos. 15-25 range. He has rapidly ascended into the top half of the lottery. Yahoo! Sports
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