Regardless if you believe that Waiters popped Kyrie with the Sharkeisha punch or not, the two guards don’t get along.
When your star player, in this case Kyrie Irving has a legitimate beef with another player on the team, it is normally the other player that is shipped out.
That is what the Cavs are trying to do with Waiters.
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
However, the two guards are not close. Waiters believes the Cavaliers have a double standard when it comes to Irving, sources said. He feels that while Irving is allowed to get away with loafing defensively, making turnovers and taking bad shots, he is taken out of the game for such things. Waiters has shared his views with Brown and Grant.
Waiters meeting with Brown and Grant lasted for 3 hours and it looks like voicing his concerns (some which are valid I might add), he assured his ticket out of town.
I don’t think he will be too broken up about it.