Friday, February 8, 2013
Waiters learning to mesh with Irving
By Nick Borges
Rookie Dion Waiters struggled early in the season as a starter, but since he came back into the first unit the light has come on for the shooting guard.
“In the last two to four weeks he’s really starting to grow just from a maturity standpoint,” Cavs head coach Byron Scott told the Akron Beacon-Journal. “He’s really starting to understand what being a pro is all about. He’s really starting to put in the work before and after practice and it’s really starting to pay off. He’s playing with a lot more confidence right now. He understands what his role is, even as a starter.”
The key for Waiters is learning how to be effective without have the ball, since Kyrie Irving is the primary ballhandler.
“Right now he’s sharing the ball, getting to the basket and making some good decisions," said Scott. "I think right now he’s really starting to grow and hopefully he can continue to play this way for the rest of the season.”
In the last 10 games Waiters is averaging 14.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists.