Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters has been selected to play for Grant Hill’s team in the 2014 BBVVA Rising Stars Challenge. The other team will be coached by Chris Webber.The second year guard is the long Cavalier playing this year’s game. For the season, Waiters is averaging 14.0 points per game and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the field.
Hill, when selecting Waiters, appeared to want nothing to the enigmatic guard.
Grant Hill does not want Dion Waiters.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) February 7, 2014
LMAO at the fact that Grant Hill didn’t want Dion Waiters
— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) February 7, 2014
Grant Hill wanting no parts of Dion Waiters is pretty funny.
— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) February 7, 2014
Waiters future with the Cavaliers became a little murkier today as general manger Chris Grant was fired and replaced in the interim by David Griffin, the now former Vice President of Basketball Operations. This comes on the heels of Waiters reportedly butting heads with star point guard Kyrie Irving and others.
Joining Waiters on Team Hill will be Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Anteokounmpo, Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas and Atlanta Hawks center Pero Antic.
Team Webber will consist of New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger, Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams and Celtics Kelly Olynyk.
A year ago, Waiters went 11-12 from the field and scoring 23 points playing for Shaquille O’Neal’s team.
Chris Webber and Grant Hill selected their teams for the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge: pic.twitter.com/RtOq4IO7fe
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 7, 2014