According to an ESPN.com report, the Cleveland Cavaliers are actively shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters.
The Three teams that the Cavs have spoken to, reportedly, are the New York Knicks (Iman Shumpert), Chicago Bulls (Luol Deng) and the Philadelphia 76ers (Evan Turner). However, it is believed that other teams have been contacted as well.
Irving called the meeting after the game, and every player spoke. When Waiters was given the floor, he criticized Thompson and Irving, accusing them of playing “buddy ball” and often refusing to pass to him. Thompson took umbrage with Waiters’ words and went back at him verbally. The two confronted each other, but teammates intervened before it could escalate into a fight.
However, Waiters and Irving are not close. Waiters believes the Cavaliers have a double standard when it comes to Irving, sources said. Waiters feels that while Irving is allowed to get away with loafing defensively, making turnovers and taking bad shots, he is taken out of games for such things. Waiters has shared his views with Brown and Grant.
Waiters is averaging 13.0 points and three rebounds per game this season for the Cavs.