Report: Dion Waiters Wants Out of Cleveland, Philly on Wish List
Dion Waiters wants to come home.
According to a report, the Cavaliers shooting guard has had enough of the trade rumors and is making it known that he wants out of Cleveland.
His preferred destination?
The report cites a source close to the situation claiming that Waiters prefers Philadelphia because he'd "be the best player on the team."
Waiters, former fourth overall pick in 2012, had high expectations since joining the Cavs but has failed to take control of the team due to the rising super stardom of Kyrie Irving.
The same report intimates that Waiters has grown increasingly unhappy with his role on the team because "he thought he was going to come in and be a 2-guard and be a superstar, but it's never going to be his team. It's always going to be Kyrie's team," citing a source.
The Sixers could be a refreshing change of scenery for the Philadelphia native who starred at Syracuse for multiple seasons along side rookie Michael Carter-Williams who is a pass first point guard with Waiters becoming the scorer.
The Sixers could move Evan Turner, an Ohio State alum, in the deal who is finally having a breakout season increasing his trade value under first year head coach Brett Brown.
Turner has a qualifying offer at $8.7 million entering next season is on his way in becoming a highly sought after restricted free agent with a value approaching $10 million for the 2014 season.
Although the sources cautions that the Sixers "love" Turner and his development under Brown and could decide to keep him around until after the deadline and the conclusion of the season.
The Sixers are also believed to be interested in Rockets center Omer Asik who could be traded this week.