Dion Waiters RUMORS & NEWS

  • Waiters maintains he's the best candidate to start at two for Cavs

    CSN Northwest "Dion Waiters is enormously confident in his abilities to produce on the basketball court. It’s one of the main reasons why he’s one of the best young scorers in this league. That’s why his response to a Twitter question asking if he would accept a role of coming off the bench -- following the..." July 29

  • Rumor: Sixers have ‘strong interest’ in Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters

    Pro Basketball Talk "One of the more interesting aspects of the Cavaliers inching closer to trading for Kevin Love will be to see what their roster ultimately looks like when all is said and done. Cleveland has some promising pieces already in place, and the most interesting of them all might be Dion Waiters —..." July 23

  • Dion Waiters does not want to come off the bench for Cleveland

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few things in the Cleveland starting rotation are pretty much set in stone: Kyrie Irving at the point and LeBron James at the three. After that it’s probably Tristan Thompson at the four and Anderson Varejao at center to start and end games. But at the two guard spot, do you start Dion..." July 15

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    Probasketballdraft @Probballdraft

    Also, hearing that Dion Waiters is available & could be moved on draft night. #Cavs

  • Thompson, Waiters Part Of Cavs Preliminary Trade Talk

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavs have had “exploratory” trade discussions involving Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters with another team in the lottery that’s looking to move up, tweets Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio. Amico wrote earlier this week that either the Bucks or the Sixers had inquired with Cleveland about..." June 05

  • Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters downplay rumors of rift

    The News-Herald "It might be time for TMZ to swoop in. Better yet, it might make for a new reality series. The Cavaliers are on the verge of being eliminated from the Eastern Conference playoff race. One more Atlanta victory in its last six games will end the Cavs’ run. Yet the Cavs were more intent on showing..." April 08

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    Fred McLeod @CavsFredMcLeod

    Mike says Kyrie is a go with Dion starting too

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    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    Brown says Varejao, Waiters, Miles unlikely to travel to OKC for game Wed

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    Dion Waiters @dionwaiters3

    Thanks for the prayers & concerns nothing is torn thank the man above for that. Just sore as hell but I'll be fine. #Beliveland

  • 'Nothing imminent' on Dion Waiters deal

    Sporting News "There has been talk, going back to December, that the Cleveland Cavaliers were eager to move second-year guard Dion Waiters, who has struggled to get along with star point guard Kyrie Irving on the court and in the locker room. Teams continue to call the Cavs about Waiters, but as a source told..." February 18

  • Dion Waiters' slam helps Cleveland Cavaliers dunk Memphis Grizzlies in overtime, 91-83

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If it looked as if Dion Waiters put a little extra on that thunderous dunk late in the Cavaliers' 91-83 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday evening at The Q, it's because he did. Waiters was flushing a lot of frustration with the slam that clinched the win and capped an..." February 10

  • Cavaliers' Dion Waiters aims to battle through adversity

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Dion Waiters made the rounds in the visitors clubhouse at Progressive Field, shaking hands with each of the 25 students from the Cleveland Baseball Federation, then grabbed some popcorn and plopped down into a recliner to watch the film ''42'' about Jackie Robinson. The Cavaliers mercurial..." February 05

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    As Lakers push for assets in Gasol-Bynum discussions, Cavs have refused to include Dion Waiters in talks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Dion Waiters, incidentally, will be game time decision again with wrist.

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs Anthony Bennett (ill) is out for tonight's game at Chicago. Dion Waiters (right wrist tendinitis) did travel but status undetermined

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    Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

    UPDATE: Dion Waiters (right wrist tendonitis) and forward Anthony Bennett (illness) are both listed as OUT for tonight’s game.

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    Fred McLeod @CavsFredMcLeod

    Dion a game time decision with a R knee contusion suffered in practice...stay tuned tonight at 6:30 on @FOXSportsOH

  • Dion Waiters Wants out of Cleveland, Prefers Philly

    Bleacher Report "It's no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, and the latest update, according to two sources who spoke with Bleacher Report, is that the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers have emerged as the top two suitors. And both are realistic..." December 17

  • Waiters' Relationship With Irving Reportedly Improving

    Real GM Basketball "The relationship between Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters is improving, according to a report from Chris Broussard. Waiters has been mentioned in trade rumors, but Dan Gilbert likes his game and want to keep him with the Cleveland Cavaliers." December 10

  • Amid trade rumors, Waiters tries to play hard

    The News-Herald "The entire season has been a distraction to Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters. Through all the rumors and innuendo, however, he has kept his chin up. On Wednesday in the Cavs’ 95-84 loss to the Miami Heat, Waiters was the team’s best player. He matched his season high with 24 points and..." November 29

  • Cavs shopping Dion Waiters, plenty of interest

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are actively shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Three teams the Cavaliers are known to have spoken with are the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers, the sources said. It is believed..." November 28

  • Shumpert-Waiters deal a no-go

    New York Post "With another report the Cavaliers approached the Knicks about Iman Shumpert, coach Mike Woodson continues to stamp out the perception he doesn’t like the Knicks combo guard because he’s on the trading block. An ESPN.com report stated the Cavaliers asked about Shumpert as they shop young guard..." November 28

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Cavs shopping Dion Waiters. They've spoken w/Chi, NYK & Philly. No deal imminent. Waiters is open to being traded.

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    Dion waiters back on practice court at CCC

  • Report: Dion Waiters has a mysterious illness that may be tied to his being removed from the starting lineup

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers held a players only meeting earlier this week, after losing by 29 points to the Timberwolves which put them at just 3-7 through the team’s first 10 games. There were reports that the meeting turned contentious, and that players confronted one another about how things were playing..." November 17

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    Dion Waiters not traveling to Washington for tomorrow's game. #Cavs

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Cavs Kyrie Irving will play tonight versus Charlotte despite minimally displaced right nasal fracture. Dion Waiters doubtful due to illness.

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    Scott @ WFNY @WFNYScott

    Dion Waiters appears to be moved to "doubtful" for tonight. No replacement named.

  • Cavaliers exercise contract options on Irving, Thompson, Waiters, Zeller

    Inside Hoops "The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that the team has exercised the fourth-year options on guard Kyrie Irving and forward Tristan Thompson as well as the third-year options on guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller. Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Cavaliers..." October 24

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs shooting guard Dion Waiters has been ruled out of tonight's game vs. Detroit with a right hip contusion.

  • Waiters receptive to critiques in preseason loss to Bobcats

    The Morning Journal "Dion Waiters appreciates tough love. The Cavaliers shooting guard admits he loves the way Mike Brown is coaching him. “He takes me out talks to me and then puts me back in” Waiters said after the Cavs’ 92-74 loss to the Bobcats on Tuesday before a sold-out crowd of 4047 at the Canton Memorial..." October 16

  • Dion Waiters thinks he can be best shooting guard in NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dion Waiters doesn’t lack for confidence. He had a nice but not thrilling rookie season where he averaged 14.7 points a game last season. He showed some flashes of being the guy who can play next to Kyrie Irving but he left a lot of questions too. He can be explosive but he only shot 49.6..." September 02

  • Report: Wolves reject Cavs' offer of two players, No. 1 pick for Love

    CBSSports.com "Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love can opt out of his contract with the team in 2015. He's also the best power forward in the NBA when he isn't breaking his hand doing knuckle pushups. His rare blend of dominating performances on the glass with deadly perimeter scoring makes him a..." June 26

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard headlines 2012-13 All-Rookie Team

    NBA.com "The Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, the unanimous selection for the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, headlines the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Lillard was the lone unanimous First Team selection (58 points, 29 First Team votes), while the Washington..." May 15

  • Dion Waiters to try to get back into the flow

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's not exactly like Dion Waiters starting all over again in returning from missing the last 10 games with a sore left knee, but there are some similarities to the start of his career here last summer. Before the Cavaliers made him the No. 4 pick in the draft, his agent had shut him down and..." April 11

  • Dion Waiters listed as probable for tonight's game against Detroit

    Akron Beacon Journal "Dion Waiters is listed as probable and expected to play tonight when the Cavs host the Detroit Pistons. Waiters has missed the last 10 games with a loose piece of cartilage in his left knee. He participated in the Cavs’ most recent practice on Monday, but coach Byron Scott downplayed that at..." April 10

  • Irving, Waiters miss practice again for Cavs

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters got some shots up today, but neither really practiced in recovering from injuries. Waiters shot free throws after practice, but didn't really participate in anything physical. Coach Byron Scott said that if Irving is cleared to return with only a handful of games..." March 25

  • Cavaliers trying to rebound from difficult losses; Waiters ‘not even close’ to returning

    Akron Beacon Journal "The news hasn’t been particularly good for the Cavaliers lately and it doesn’t appear to be improving anytime soon. They’ve now suffered their two worst losses of the season — for far different reasons — in a 72-hour window, Dion Waiters appears closer to the operating room than a basketball..." March 25

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    Jason Lloyd @

    BScott said Waiters doesn't appear close to returning. Still grimaces when medical staff touches knee

  • Dion Waiters out at least a week with loose cartilage in knee

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Already without their top two players, the Cavaliers have now lost a third to injury. Dion Waiters will miss at least a week after an MRI on Tuesday revealed loose cartilage in his sore left knee, the Cavaliers announced. He will be re-evaluated after rest and treatment for a week, with..." March 20

  • Dion Waiters out at least a week with loose cartilage in knee

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Already without their top two players, the Cavaliers have now lost a third to injury. Dion Waiters will miss at least a week after an MRI on Tuesday revealed loose cartilage in his sore left knee, the Cavaliers announced. He will be re-evaluated after rest and treatment for a week, with..." March 19

  • Dion Waiters injures knee, leaves Cavs without playmaker and in more trouble

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cavaliers are down to their third string playmaker. The only problem is identifying who exactly that might be. They faced another playoff team Monday and lost to the Indiana Pacers 111-90 because they were pushed around inside by a much more physical, dominant opponent. Role players for..." March 19

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    Joe Gabriele @

    Waiters out for the rest of the night (precautionary) with left knee soreness.

  • Waiters scores 20 points as Cavaliers hold off Wizards, 95-90

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Coach Byron Scott was trying to send a message, and it definitely got through as his Cavaliers rallied from a horrendous start to beat the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at The Q, 95-90. When the Cavs came out and fell behind, 11-0, Scott yanked four of his starters with just more than two..." March 13

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    Tom Withers @

    Cavaliers Kyrie Irving set to play against Knicks. Appears Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller out. No jerseys in lockers.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Dion Waiters recognized for his improvement

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "One of the biggest moments in Dion Waiters' rookie season got overshadowed by the Cavaliers' home loss to the Clippers on Friday night. Just after tipoff, Waiters was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February, his first such honor this season. Saturday, he said all the right..." March 03

  • Dion Waiters improving his shot selection and his shooting percentage

    Akron Beacon Journal "Two-thirds of the way through his rookie season, Dion Waiters is finally learning how to drive in the NBA. He is finally attacking the basket the way the Cavs have wanted him to since drafting him fourth overall. He has all but eliminated the 3-point shot and focused on getting to the basket..." February 23

  • Cavs rookie Dion Waiters starting to understand what being a pro means

    Akron Beacon Journal "When the Cavaliers began winning with Dion Waiters in the starting lineup, coach Byron Scott stuck with it. Now after a brief stint on the bench, Waiters is entrenched again as the team’s starting shooting guard — despite posting better numbers as a reserve. Waiters averaged 17.1 points and..." February 08