HoopsHype Dion Waiters rumors

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Mary Schmitt Boyer: Last summer, the Cavs offered the No. 1 pick, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters for Love and the Wolves weren't interested. Unfortunately for the Cavs, their best assets are guards, and the Wolves don't need guards. So I'm not sure they can pry away Love. Cleveland Plain Dealer

April 19, 2014 Updates

Waiters said the firing of Cavs General Manager Chris Grant the first week in February really affected him. “That’s a guy who took a chance on me, a young kid like myself coming from where I come from,” he said. “He made my dream come true. You never want to see (anybody) get fired. He’s got a family. You’ve got to feed your kids. What could we have done differently? Did it take him getting fired for us to start playing the way we did? You never know. I know I took it hard because if we’d have been taking care of business like we were supposed to the beginning of the season, he would still be here.” Morning Journal

April 12, 2014 Updates

While he doesn’t seem to be gaining much traction around the league, Cavs coach Mike Brown believes Dion Waiters should be a viable candidate for Sixth Man of the Year voting. Although he’s back in the starting lineup, Waiters remains the leading scorer among Eastern Conference reserves at 14.7 points in a bench role. He is averaging more points off the bench than any Cavs player since Hot Rod Williams averaged 16.9 in 1989-90. “He should deserve some credit, some recognition for Sixth Man of the Year,” Brown said. “He was giving us a big lift coming off the bench. He could be effective in a lot of different roles for a team. Obviously, he’s been effective for us as a starter, but he was huge for us coming off the bench throughout the course of the season so hopefully he’ll get recognition for it.” Akron Beacon Journal

April 7, 2014 Updates

How would Irving describe his relationship with Waiters? "Honestly, off the court and on the court, we're the best of friends,'' he said. "So when we come on the court, we're just going to play basketball like we've been doing the past few games and our focus is on winning right now.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dion Waiters: "Yeah, we still need to learn certain things. But I think at the end of the day, we're genuinely friends. I love him as a friend, teammate, everything. I just want everybody to know that. I don't hate this guy. I'm pretty sure he don't hate me. I know he don't hate me. I hope he don't hate me. Rome wasn't built in one day. We're still young. We're still planning to stay together. We're still working. As long as we've got great communication down, it's fine.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 21, 2014 Updates

Dion Waiters was waiting for Mike Brown in his office after the coach finished with his postgame press conference Thursday. The two chatted with the door closed for a few minutes. No idea what the meeting was about, but Waiters took responsibility for the Cavs’ inability to rebound affectively. You’d think that would fall on the center who failed to grab a rebound during his first 25 minutes on the floor, but Waiters took the blame after grabbing two in 41 minutes. Akron Beacon Journal

“I have to get back down there and help the bigs rebound. I can’t always depend on them to get the rebounds. I take blame for that tonight,” he said. “As guards, we have to rebound too and I don’t think my focus was as good as it should’ve been on rebounding.” He can blame himself for rebounding if he’d like, but Waiters was terrific scoring the ball on a night they really needed it. This was his third career 30-point game and second this season. His other one came in that embarrassing loss at Atlanta. In fact, the Cavs have lost in all three games Waiters has scored 30 points or more. Akron Beacon Journal

March 13, 2014 Updates

When I joked with Dion Waiters after the game that he was becoming the voice of sound and reason in the Cavs’ locker room, his eyes twinkled and he flashed a wide grin. “I’ve been in the media a lot for being the bad guy,” he said. “I’m changing my image.” Akron Beacon Journal

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There has been talk, going back to December, that the Cleveland Cavaliers were eager to move second-year guard Dion Waiters, who has struggled to get along with star point guard Kyrie Irving on the court and in the locker room. Teams continue to call the Cavs about Waiters, but as a source told Sporting News on Tuesday there is “nothing imminent there” on a Waiters trade. Sporting News

February 17, 2014 Updates

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