Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Brown's plan for Waiters
By Nick Borges
Last year Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott started off playing Dion Waiters at shooting guard, but later moved him over to the backup point guard position. So, what's the plan with new head coach Mike Brown?
“Dion is still going to have the ball in his hands,” Brown tells the Akron Beacon-Journal. “But I don’t want both Dion and Kyrie Irving running back to the ball. If Dion rebounds it, push it. But if you don’t rebound it, once we secure the rebound, you’re the 2-guard, put pressure on the defense by running the floor, flatten the defense.”
Waiters admits he and Irving struggled on the floor together last season because they didn't stick to one position. That won't be the case in 2013-14.
“It was, ‘Your turn, my turn, your turn, my turn’ and we can’t play like that,” Waiters said. “Great players today, Dwayne Wade is playing off LeBron James and Russell Westbrook is playing off K.D. [Kevin Durant]. Every team has two players now, if you really watch it. If you’re good, you can make it work. That’s the bottom line.”