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 Trade Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers tell Dion Waiters he won’t be traded


There has been rampant speculation in recent weeks when it comes to the Cleveland Cavaliers and what they plan on doing at the deadline. After firing general manager Chris Grant last week, the team has been at the center of numerous trade rumors, including many that have Dion Waiters leaving town.

Former GM Chris Grant was shopping Waiters before he got fired, but new GM David Griffin has reportedly told Waiters he’s absolutely not going to be traded and that he should go out and have fun on the court.

This is either a genuine effort to reduce stress for Waiters or it’s the team trying to distract him from the needle they’re jamming into his backside, telling him that everything is alright and there’s nothing to be afraid of.

Cleveland may end up being quiet at the deadline, and Griffin telling the most popular trade chip on the team that he’s not being traded seems to suggest this.

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  • Cody Sinclair

    I hope we don’t move Dion… I’m telling you, he has more potential and upside then Irving. Mark my words, if we keep him. Bennet and Waiters will be the face of the franchise, not Irving. If anything, I’d dangle Irving and see the return you’d get… I think Irving has ALMOST reached his potential, which is MAXED at 24ppg 7.5 apg. 2 t/o per game, and 1.2 steals per game) I could be wrong, but this is ‘Merica and I still have an opinion ;) for now………

    • pheltsaucier

      You make a fair argument, but do you think Waiters is a decent enough teammate to keep around? Are players going to want to play with him? And KI’s “Maxed” stat line seems pretty good.

    • Ddap92

      Agreed.

  • kendo slice

    That sounds like alot of deep fried pigeon turd. Even though I disagree with your statement, I do think the cavs should trade him before he skips town and not getting anything in return.
    As for benett/waiters being franchise players, how about you worry about trading deng for draft picks before he books for it this summer.