Dion Waiters will play his first real NBA game in his hometown of Philadelphia later on tonight. He'll come in averaging 14.7 points on 41 percent shooting through nine games to go along with 2.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds.
The last time he played in Philly was during the preseason. On October 17th, Waiters finished 2-9 from the floor for five points in 27 minutes.
I caught up with Dion following the Mavericks game on Saturday to talk for a minute about that return trip to the City of Brotherly Love:
As a heads up, I made myself write one hundred times on my dry erase board last night: "you are not a member of the Cavaliers in anyway, Brendan". So hopefully that will keep me from using terms like "we" during an interview moving forward. I tried to quickly correct myself in talking with Dion, but it was too late. My bad on that.
Getting back to Dion's most recent performance, he was aggressive and did put a solid scoring number (16) ...