HoopsHype Dion Waiters rumors

December 22, 2014 Updates

Dion Waiters' name has come up in these talks. He has been out there to various teams as the Cavs scour the league for defensive help in recent weeks. ESPN.com

Waiters contributed 13 points in the fourth quarter, doing so one game after he didn't play a single minute in the second half of a win Friday. "I mean, he's learning every day," James said of Waiters. "He's a young guy. He hasn't experienced much in this league. For him to have a game like he did today, we needed it. We needed a spark off the bench. He was aggressive, he was decisive with what he wanted to do, and it was a huge, huge boost for our bench." Cleveland Plain Dealer

December 14, 2014 Updates

Sources say Cavs General Manager David Griffin is looking to make a deal. The Cavs also need an athletic swingman who can defend. They have only so many assets. It doesn’t appear as if the Cavs are in any hurry to deal guard Dion Waiters. He has his confidence back after going through two tough weeks. He can provide some firepower off the bench. News-Herald

Head coach David Blatt met with Waiters a few times to address his guard's struggles. Blatt held firm, elucidated on what he expected from his best playmaker off the bench and Waiters explained how he felt he would be most effective. Common ground wasn't reached at the outset. "Yeah, we talked," Waiters said. "He said his side of the story and I said mine. It took a while. It took a while for us to actually start getting it." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Sources say that the Cavs are well aware landing a quality big man likely depends on selling on potential trade partners to take back polarizing shooting guard Dion Waiters. Cleveland rates Waiters' talent highly, but sources maintain that the Cavs have let a number of teams know they are prepared to surrender him if they can acquire a difference-making center in return. ESPN.com

December 5, 2014 Updates

Despite a difficult start to the season for Dion Waiters -- his points, rebounds, assists and minutes per game have all taken a significant dip from last season, not to mention his shooting percentages also plummeting -- the Cleveland Cavaliers guard maintains his only focus is on the team. "It's all right. We're winning," Waiters told ESPN.com following Cavs shootaround Thursday. "It ain't about me right now. It's not about me. As long as we're winning (I'm fine)." ESPN.com

November 25, 2014 Updates

Norris Cole for Dion Waiters. Beneficial for both teams. Good backup at shooting guard for the Heat, plus more and consistent minutes for Shabazz Napier. Would you go for it if you were to decide for Miami? How about if for Cavs? Is this possible? -- Frances, Philippines. A: While I don't usually address rumors (and I'm not even sure this is a rumor), I've been asked about the permutation often enough that I might as well bite. But I preface it with this: There has been absolutely no known discussion, nor even word of potential interest by either of the sides. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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
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“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

November 10, 2014 Updates

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