Cavs guard Dion Waiters denies making trade request
Waiters, who is the team’s second leading scorer, said he’s happy and comfortable with the Cavs. Waiters was the selected with the fourth overall selection by Cleveland in the 2012 NBA Draft.
“Why would I do that?” Waiters said, via Associated Press. “It doesn’t make sense. This is the team that drafted me. People come up with their own things, man. I know what I said and what I didn’t say. That’s one of the things I absolutely never said.”
Waiters said he was taking a nap Tuesday when he learned of the latest trade talk that had him wanting to be traded to his hometown of Philadelphia.
“I was asleep,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going on. My phone’s blowing up. The way my phone was going crazy, I thought I got traded.”
The Cavaliers are 9-15 this season, good for fourth place in the Central Division.