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Feb 9, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Dion Waiters says he's partially to blame for Cavaliers GM firing

The Cleveland Cavaliers relieved general manager Chris Grant of his duties last week, something that guard Dion Waiters feels partially responsible for – at least according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.

Waiters hinted that the poor play from himself and the Cavs as a whole played a role in Grant’s axing and suggested that if the team had played up to its ability, Grant would still have a job.

#Cavs Waiters says he’s partially to blame Chris Grant lost job: “If we’d played the way we have last 2 games he’d probably still be here.”

While it’s a nice sentiment from Waiters, it really don’t hold a lot of water. Grant made some extremely questionable decisions during his tenure as general manager which included the drafting of Waiters and Anthony Bennett the last two seasons.

Had Waiters played better in general during the past two years, then maybe Grant keeps his job but suggesting the Cavaliers recent poor stretch of basketball cost the former general manager his job doesn’t seem likely.

Waiters, among multiple other Cleveland Cavaliers players, are expected to be up for grabs during the NBA’s trade deadline.

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