The Raptors weren’t among the list of teams initially reported to be a possible suitor for Dion Waiters, but Doug Smith of the Toronto Star says GM Masai Ujiri has surely considered Waiters and thought about whether there’s a deal to be made. That’s not to say that Toronto is pursuing Waiters, but if there are players on the trade market even a little interesting to Ujiri, he’ll be making calls and weighing those options, says Smith.
Here’s more from around the Atlantic:
- Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News takes a look at Shaun Livingston‘s long road back to NBA relevancy, following injuries that wiped out several years early in his career. Livingston, who is on a one-year contract with the Nets, has recorded a career-high 14.7 PER so far this season, while his 24.7 minutes per game are the most he’s averaged since 2006/07.
- You can debate whether or not Knicks coach Mike Woodson has lost Iman Shumpert, but Woodson has taken preemptive steps to ensure he doesn’t lose the rest of the team, writes Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
- Having lost Jason Kidd and other veteran players over the summer, the Knicks are lacking chemistry and leadership, in Carmelo Anthony‘s opinion. Peter Botte of the New York Daily News has the details.
- Gerald Wallace, Evan Turner, and Shumpert are among the trade candidates to watch this season, says Lang Greene of HoopsWorld, as he examines a few players believed to be on the block.