Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said the team will look into Dion Waiter’s shot selection, saying he shouldn’t lead the team in shots.
The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need Dion Waiters to carry the offensive load with LeBron James and Kevin Love in the fold, and following a 108-102 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, head coach David Blatt said he didn’t think shooting guard Dion Waiters should lead the Cavs in shots.
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The Cavs were playing without forward Kevin Love, and Blatt admitted part of the reason Waiters took 54 shots in the loss was due to his own coaching, and that the Mavericks were leaving lots of open perimeter shots.
“The way that Dallas played led to a lot of open perimeter shots, which Dion is going to take because that’s what he does,” Blatt said on Friday. “I don’t think he should lead the team in shots. On the other hand I don’t really care. I just want us to take good shots and make them. But we’ll look at it. It’s something we really should look at it and we will … I told the guys after the game that Coach [Rick] Carlisle came in and played the old European zone against the old European coach and I didn’t do a really good job. We really weren’t ready for that.”
Waiters said on Saturday he hasn’t heard any further about his shot selection from Blatt:
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