NBA

Cavaliers star is ruining his own game with selfish attitude

Waiters may be on the way out of Cleveland (©GettyImages)
Waiters may be on the way out of Cleveland (©GettyImages).

Dion Waiters has a creepy obsession with being the man who controls the team's offense.

Defense doesn't worry him, but when it's the Cavaliers turn to try put the ball in the hoop, Waiters wants it. Almost child-like.

Waiters is an outstanding talent but his approach to the game is wrong. When he was drafted as the fourth pick in the 2012 draft, he felt as though he would immediately enter the league as a star 2-guard. As we all knew, his impact hasn't been that impressive, and he's taken a back seat to Kyrie Irving.

Waiters is upset and 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."

Michael Carter-Williams, Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young wouldn't take kindly to that stupid remark made by a player who they all average more points than. To top it off, Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young have a better field goal percentage and MCW is beating him in steals, assists and rebounds.

Waiters has said on more than one occasion that he would like to start for the Cavs but Coach Mike Brown feels as though it is better for him to fill the role of a sixth man. Waiters has been better as a sixth man averaging 15.2 points a game and helping the team to a hefty five wins in the last seven games.

The Sixers may be interested in a trade including Waiters because he's still on his rookie contract and can easily open cap space on their rebuilding roster. If the Sixers trade Turner for Waiters they would save at least $5 million in cap space. Waiters is also originally from Philadelphia so it could prove to be a good trade for both sides.

Turner is having a breakout campaign and the Sixers don't look as though they want to trade him. A source close to Turner believes the Sixers "love" the fourth-year shooting guard, but warned that the organization has "one of the most secretive front offices," so it's hard to tell what they're planning to do with him.

Whatever happens, wherever Dion Waiters ends up, he needs to make sure he changes his attitude toward the game.

The NBA is a long grind-it-out season and it doesn't wait for any team that has trouble with players along the way. If Waiters doesn't pull his socks up, he could find himself on the free agency market soon enough.

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Cleveland Cavaliers
Philadelphia Sixers
Chicago Bulls

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