Cavs Owner Wants To Keep Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters has emerged as a trade candidate within the past couple of weeks, as a report late last month suggested the Cavs were shopping last year’s No. 4 overall pick while the team insisted it was merely fielding calls for him. Still, there appears to be little motivation at the highest level of the organization to trade Waiters. Owner Dan Gilbert is fond of the shooting guard and wants to keep him, tweets Chris Broussard of ESPN.com.

Broussard also notes that the relationship between Waiters and backcourt mate Kyrie Irving is improving. The ESPN scribe reported last month that rumors of a fight between Irving and Waiters were false, though Waiters and Tristan Thompson apparently engaged in a heated argument during a recent team meeting.

The Bulls, Knicks and Sixers have been among the teams rumored to be in the mix for Waiters, who turns 22 on Tuesday. Rival executives have expressed disbelief that the Cavs would give up on Waiters so soon, though the majority of Hoops Rumors readers who voted believe Cleveland should trade him away.

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Richard Hill
1 year 8 months ago

we should trade Irving. YOu will get more for him, and he is gone as soon as his contracts up.

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Vernon Chiow
1 year 8 months ago

Richard, I like Kyrie, but I agree with you…he is not a leader for the team at the PG position and you could get more value out there for him then Waiters….If Kyrie, and I say if, would be the Point Guard he should be instead of forcing so much at times, then he would be the man in the NBA that I believe he can be…..Kyrie is no Lebron…..he can not get through double teams with size and speed with size……so…..pass first, shot second, then you will be the man and a team player…Kyrie.

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