Report: Bulls, Sixers Lead In Dion Waiters Trade Talks, Waiters wants Philly
Another day of news, comes another day of talk surrounding the possible trade of Dion Waiters out of Philadelphia.
Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report is reporting that the Bulls and 76ers are the front runners to land Waiters, with the 2nd year guard reportedly preferring to return home to Philadelphia.
It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, and the latest update, according to two sources who spoke with Bleacher Report, is that the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers have emerged as the top two suitors. And both are realistic destinations based on trade assets and financial complements.
According to a source close to Waiters, he “wants out” of Cleveland and “prefers to go to Philly because he thinks he’d be the best player on the team. That’s his mindset.”
One source close to the situation blames Waiters arrogance for his struggles in Cleveland.
“He thought he was going to come in and be a 2-guard and be a superstar,” the source said. “He came in and was in the (Rising Stars Challenge) with half of his team last year. He worked really hard this offseason, and he came in with the mentality that this was going to be his team. And it’s never going to be his team. It’s always going to be Kyrie’s team.”
As a city, we’d love to have Waiters home. As a player, Dion Waiters probably needs to stay as far away from Philly as he possibly can during the season.