Dion Waiters Insists He Doesn’t Want a Trade Out of Cleveland

by December 18, 2013

The season hasn’t started out the way Dion Waiters had envisioned it, and there have been numerous reports indicating that the disgruntled second-year guard wants the Cavs to trade him. Waiters continues to say that’s simply not the case. Per the Akron Beacon Journal: “Waiters refuted a Bleacher Report story that he’s asked the Cavaliers to trade him, the second such national report in less than a month. Both sides insist, however, it isn’t true. ‘At the end of the day, I know what I said and didn’t say, and that’s one of those things I absolutely never said,’ Waiters said. ‘They can keep talking. I never said it.’ Waiters has played better in recent weeks, scoring 30 points in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks two weeks ago and following it up by averaging 18.5 points during the Cavs’ two-game Florida trip last weekend. He has never spoken glowingly about his role as a bench player, but he maintains he’s happy in Cleveland. This is the second time Waiters had to address the issue. […] ‘I’m asleep and my phone is blowing up,’ he said. ‘The way my phone was going crazy, I thought I got traded already. It is what it is. They come up with these stories that aren’t true. Let them keep writing.'”