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Dion Waiters Accused Kyrie Irving Of Freezing Him Out

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is on the trade block, the Cavs have reached out to  the 76ers, Knicks and Bulls in order to trade him. There was reports of an altercation that took place in a Cavs practice between franchise player, Kyrie Irving and Waiters.

Waiters has accused Kyrie Irving of not passing him the ball and playing “buddy ball” with Tristan Thompson.

Report by ESPN:

Waiters, whom the Cavaliers drafted with the No. 4 pick in 2012, has a contentious relationship with several teammates, including star point guard Kyrie Irving, and sources say he is open to being traded. In fact, although Waiters has not demanded a trade, he brought up the subject in a three-hour meeting last week with coach Mike Brown and general manager Chris Grant, according to sources.

Sources described the following account: Irving called the meeting after the game, and every player spoke. When Waiters was given the floor, he criticized Thompson and Irving, accusing them of playing “buddy ball” and often refusing to pass to him. Thompson took umbrage with Waiters’ words and went back at him verbally. The two confronted each other, but teammates intervened before it could escalate into a fight.

 

 


There is a good chance the Waiters won’t finish the season as a Cavalier, his value is high and a lot of teams could use him right now, but this is Kyrie Irving’s team and Cavs management knows they have to keep Irving happy.

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