Cavs Dion Waiters thinks teammates Kyrie Irving & Tristan Thompson freeze him out



Remember a few weeks back when the Cleveland Cavs held a players only meeting following a blow out loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Guard Dion Waiters was said to be one of the main discussion topics in that meeting. Now more details from that night are coming out and reportedly Waiters called out Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson for not sharing the ball.

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.


The Cavs are said to be looking into trade scenarios for Waiters, who feels he won’t thrive playing on the same team with Irving.