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Monday, August 29, 2016

Dion Waiters does not want to come off the bench

Dion WaitersThe Cleveland Cavaliers have a solid core of young players, which is probably one of the main reasons LeBron James decided to rejoin them. One of those players is former Syracuse star Dion Waiters, but it would not be shocking if he was not around at the start of the 2014-2015 season.

Depending on what happens with No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, the Cavs could wind up with a somewhat crowded back court. Kyrie Irving obviously has the point guard duties locked down, so one of Waiters or Wiggins will likely come off the bench. Waiters doesn’t sound willing to accept that role, as evidenced by this tweet that was captured by Hoops Fix before it was deleted.

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Waiters later implied that he was just messing around.

The tweet wouldn’t be as interesting if not for a report last year that Waiters was not getting along with some of his teammates and was open to being traded. There has supposedly been friction between Waiters and Irving over what Waiters perceives as Irving playing buddy ball with Tristan Thompson, and you have to wonder if adding Wiggins and LeBron to the mix will mean even fewer touches for Waiters. That might not sit well with him.

H/T SI Hot Clicks


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