ESPN’s Chris Broussard tweeted the following:
Hearing relationship improving btwn Kyrie & D Waiters. Even more importantly, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert likes/wants to keep Waiters
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) December 9, 2013
For the Cleveland Cavaliers, this is good news on the surface. After rumors of a physical altercation in a players only meeting, there was speculation the Cavs were going to trade Dion Waiters and talking to teams including the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers.
The source of that information?
Sources: Cavs shopping Dion Waiters. They’ve spoken w/Chi, NYK & Philly. No deal imminent. Waiters is open to being traded.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) November 27, 2013
Perhaps Broussard was right on both ends. Maybe General Manager Chris Grant was actively looking to move Waiters and changed his mind in a matter of two weeks. It is also possible that Broussard thought there was writing on the wall and took the next step and basically tried to beat everyone else to the punch. Potential strife in a locker room, so it seems like a good bet that a trade is going to happen to eliminate it. Now, two weeks later, firing off another tweet that essentially tries to cover the ground that he initially unearthed in the first place.
In the time since Broussard tweeted out the initial rumor, the Cavs have gone 3-3 and improved their record 7-13. In either case, all appears to right in the world in the Cavs locker room, if there ever was a real rift.