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Almost sounds like a bad attempt at a smoke screen.


NEW YORK – The Cleveland Cavaliers' intrigue with selecting Syracuse guard Dion Waiters with the fourth overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft has gathered significant momentum, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Cavaliers haven’t been able to get Waiters to visit Cleveland for a workout and meeting with officials, but it hasn’t extinguished management’s ever-evolving fascination with choosing Waiters at No. 4 – especially if the Cavaliers are unable to secure Florida guard Bradley Beal.

leveland has intensified its background checks on Waiters, and sources in direct contact with Cavs officials believe Waiters would be the franchise's choice over Kansas’ Thomas Robinson should the Charlotte Bobcats select Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2, and the Washington Wizards take Beal at No. 3.

Because Waiters, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, had a promise later in the lottery, he stopped making visits to teams highest in the lottery. Nevertheless, Cleveland still believe it has strong intelligence on Waiters, an explosive scoring guard the Cavs can pair with Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving. Cleveland still has a strong desire to move to No. 2 to get Beal, but has resisted Charlotte’s attempts to attach Tyrus Thomas to a trade. Thomas has three years and $26 million left on his contract and has become unproductive and largely uncaring as a pro.



As one league source connected to the talks said, "The rest of the deal would have to be very strong for [the Cavs] to take on [Thomas]."
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--syracuse-s-dion-waiters-drawing-interest-from-cavaliers.html
 

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Re: Cavaliers possibly looking at Dion Waiters at #4

Cavs' reach of the year like Tristan Thompson last year?
 

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Re: Cavaliers possibly looking at Dion Waiters at #4

Cavs' reach of the year like Tristan Thompson last year?
Im a die hard Syracuse fan and even i think Waiters is a reach at 4. Sure the guy got a little Wade in him in the way he gets to the basket but i dont know about him going that high
 

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Re: Cavaliers possibly looking at Dion Waiters at #4

Pathetic smokescreen by the Wizards to try and get the team that promised him to trade up.
 

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Re: Cavaliers possibly looking at Dion Waiters at #4

Nobody's taking Waiters higher than 6. I don't know why this was even reported.
 

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Re: Cavaliers possibly looking at Dion Waiters at #4

Thought so.



Thought this was funny though overall on him.

Jonathan Givony ‏@DraftExpress

I can only imagine the conversation an owner will have with their GM in two-three years if Dion Waiters ends up being a bust...


Jonathan Givony ‏@DraftExpress

"So you took a 6-3 SG 6th man who everyone had in the 20s in May in the top-10 despite no workout, physical or interview? You did that why?"
 

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Re: Cavaliers possibly looking at Dion Waiters at #4

Uh...
 

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I can't believe they picked him. They could've had Robinson or Barnes and they settled on Dion Waiters.
 

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Thompson was a reach last year and now this? Irving can't be overly happy. He could be passing it to Harrison Barnes for years to come and instead he's stuck in a midget backcourt with Dion freaking Waiters. I would not be pleased if I was a Cavs fan.
 

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Re: Cavaliers possibly looking at Dion Waiters at #4

I don't feel bad, the pick never should have happened. They already have a 6'2" guard who gets into the paint and hits floaters, only Waiters doesn't make other players better like Irving does.
 
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