The Cleveland Cavaliers had a players only meeting last week following a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. One of the topics allegedly brought up in the meeting was the play of Dion Waiters. Since that meeting, Waiters has developed some sort of mystery ailment and hasn’t been seen by the team.
The meeting was intense – the Cavs played terrible and lost by 29 points – but two players who were in the room both privately said some of the speculation has been overblown and it wasn’t combative, nor was Dion Waiters a target of the meeting. The players weren’t very happy, but no specific player was singled out. …
As for Waiters and this illness, Mike Brown said he has been to the doctor twice and has a prescription. I’ve heard whispers Waiters knew he was going to get demoted to the second team. Did he know that and make up this illness? Is he really sick? The only one who really knows the answer to that is Waiters.
No one on the team has really seen or heard from Waiters since Wednesday’s game. He didn’t attend Friday’s shootaround because of this illness and didn’t make the trip to Washington for tonight’s game. No one I talked to really knows how sick Waiters is or what all this is about.
The Cavs don’t have another game until Wednesday, that should be enough time for Waiters to reemerge, right.