Nov 27, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3) dribbles against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Miami won the game 95-84. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers will not trade Dion Waiters

Before LeBron James decided he was going to spurn the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was said Dion Waiters was on the Cavaliers trade block.

It wasn’t that Dion Waiters wasn’t living up to the hype, but the Cavs likely felt he was one of their few trade pieces that could net them something of value. In the meantime they’d also rid themselves of Waiters questionable shot selection and pound the ball mentality which didn’t exactly fit well alongside Kyrie Irving who has much of the same issue.

But when James decided to return to Cleveland, Dion Waiters was one of the first players he called and it’s rather clear King James is a big fan of Waiters.

Given that, the Cavaliers have no desire to move the young guard in a trade according to Sam Amico.

Despite some rumors, the Cavs are not looking to move guard Dion Waiters. According to sources, Waiters (along with forward/center Anderson Varejao and power forward Tristan Thompson) was among the first people LeBron spoke to when announcing his decision to return to the Cavs. Owner Dan Gilbert and former teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas were the others.

As we’ve seen with countless other players, Dion Waiters will likely become a better talent playing alongside LeBron James and some of his deficiencies will be hidden with James and Irving also on the court.

For what it’s worth, Waiters has taken it upon himself to better himself as well considering he’s been studying Dwyane Wade’s game so he gets a better understanding of how to play alongside LeBron James.

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