Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters is one of the most confident men in the NBA. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is up to you.
Waiters averaged 15.8 points and 4.3 assists this past season, as well as hitting multiple game-winning shots, which earned him a massive 4-year, $52 million contract to stay in South Beach. He was also a major cog in turning around Miami’s season, even though they barely missed the playoffs, so his confidence is justified.
In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Dion was asked about his feelings on Kyrie Irving joining up with Waiters in Miami. Don’t forget, Kyrie listed Miami as one of his preferred destinations if he was traded, and the two paired together in the backcourt for the Cavs early on in Dion’s career.
“It would help – I’m not against that,” Waiters told HipHopSince1987 of a possible move by the Heat to acquire Irving, a four-time All-Star whom he played with for two and a half seasons in Cleveland.
“Just know there’s an alpha male over there too in myself.”
Considering the fact that Kyrie’s main aim in requesting a trade away from the Cleveland Cavaliers is to get out of LeBron‘s shadow and lead his own team, Dion’s response to the question probably isn’t the best way of recruiting Uncle Drew to Miami.
The Heat aren’t considered favorites to acquire Irving as is, as there as several other teams who have far more enticing assets for the Cavs. It’s been rumored the Heat have offered Goran Dragic and Justice Winslow, but Cleveland is looking for younger players and draft picks in return for Kyrie.